Since the Syrian Revolution erupted in 2011, the regime has confronted it with various armed responses to suppress its demands for freedom, justice and equality.
The regime has launched 222 attacks using internationally prohibited chemical weapons, killing over 1600 people in these atrocities. Investigations by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations have proven the Assad regime’s responsibility for many of these attacks that violate international law and Security Council resolutions. However, the criminals escaped accountability, while Russia and the Assad regime continue to mislead and attempt to snuff out the truth.
This year we launch an annual ritual, distributing yellow roses across the world to commemorate the biggest chemical atrocity on August 21st, 2013. These roses serve to express solidarity with the victims and survivors as well as their families, and to remind Assad and his allies that we will not forget; that we will preserve this memory; and that we refuse to be silent in exile or deny these chemical weapons atrocities against our people. We invite you to brandish these roses and express solidarity with the victims, and to remind the world that there cannot be peace without holding perpetrators accountable.