World Bulletin/News Desk
After two years since the beginning of the conflict in Syria, a press conference was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Istanbul with Syrian Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Riad al-Shaqfa and Syrian Muslim Brotherhood members Omar Mushewih, Hassan Hashimi and Amir Abu Selame.
After the meeting, Shafqa answered questions by saying, “I am speaking loud and clear. Not only the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, but the entire opposition is of the opinion that no partnership will be had with the regime. Neither in the future administration nor in the temporary administration to be established now, is it possible for us to gather at the table with Assad.”
"Syrian people struggling for their honor"
The papers of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood Organization were read at the press conference by the organization’s Omar Mushewih.
Emphasizing the great heroism still displayed by the Syrian people, he stated, “within the framework of law and humanity, the world has not fulfilled its duty and has not protected the people of Syria… The Syrian regime has always tried to force the Syrian people to civil war. In response to this, the Syrian people are resisting and struggling in order to protect their honor and dignity, and are completely against division, racism and sectarianism in Syria.”
Presenting the figures regarding the conflict, Mushewih stated, “According to the official figures in Syria as of today, 82 thousand people are missing, 240 thousand people are imprisoned and many tortured. 130 thousand Syrians are wounded while 1 million 300 thousand are refugees in neighboring countries. According to the figures, on average one person is arrested every 4 minutes, one person injured every 10 minutes, 1 person dies every 15 minutes, and 8 children die every day.
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