Syriac Union Party in Syria commemorates arresting Syriac leader Said Malke

ZALIN, Syria — On, 12th August, the 9th anniversary of the disappearance of Syriac political leader Said Malke by security forces of the Syrian regime, the Syriac Union Party (SUP) in Syria held a memorial event in Zalin (Qamishli).

The event was attended by members of Bethnahrain National Council (Mawtbo Umthoyo D’Bethnahrin, MUB) in Syria, and representatives of institutions of the Syriac (Aramean-Chaldean-Assyrian) people.

The remembrance began with a minute of silence for the souls of the martyrs. Then, a presentation was shown about the life of leader Malke and his struggle which aimed to convey the issue of the Syriac people to international forums and obtain their rights.

The presentation also shed light on the spirit of struggle that leader Malke spread and the positive influence he left on the Syriac people who were influenced by his nationalist ideology.

After that, member of the MUB Presidency Echoua Gouriye delivered a speech, in which he spoke about the greatness of Malke’s thought and sayings which are still repeated among the generations.

Gouriye also mentioned Malke’s role in organizing the Syriac people and the SUP establishment.

Gouriye touched on the importance of following leader Malke’s struggle to achieve rights of the Syriac people, especially at this sensitive stage.

On 12th August, 2013, the Syriac political leader Said Malke disappeared in the Syrian regime’s prisons. No information has been reported about his fate so far.