SUP Co-Chair Barsoum: Despite 10 years of hardship, the Syrian revolution will continue its legitimate demands are fulfilled

ZALIN, Syria — On the 10th anniversary of the Syrian revolution which broke out on 15 March 2011, Co-Chair of the Syriac Union Party (SUP) in Syria Sanharib Barsoum told SyriacPress that the peaceful revolution of the Syrian people, which broke out across the country, was an expression of the legitimate demands of Syrians for democratic change and an end to the authoritarianism that has ruled their lives for generations.

Barsoum added that the revolution, over the course of the last ten years, underwent many changes and difficulties. The Syrian people have paid a high price for their attempts to secure their freedom, said Barsoum, noting that millions have been displaced because of the conflict, within the country and abroad. Hundreds of thousands are dead, and thousands remain in detention, he continued.

However, despite the toll paid by the Syrian people, and the extreme hardship they have endured, they have not been deterred in their pursuit of a democratic, pluralistic Syria capable of preserving the rights and freedoms of all the peoples of Syria, said Barsoum. They will continue, despite any obstacle, to freely determine their own fate and draft a new constitution for a new Syria.

Barsoum concluded by calling on the international community to make greater efforts in solving the Syrian crisis and to implement the U.N. Security Council Resolution No. 2245 to find a political solution in Syria.