Syriac Union Party in Syria issues a statement on the 9th anniversary of arresting Syriac leader Said Malke

ZALIN, Syria — On the 9th anniversary of the disappearance of Syriac political leader Said Malke by Syrian regime intelligence, the Syriac Union Party (SUP) in Syria issued a statement to the public opinion.

“Nine years have passed since the arrest of one of the SUP leaders and founders, Comrade Said Malke. He was arrested in Zalin (Qamishli) Airport in North and East Syria, by the security services of the Syrian regime.

Malke’s fate is shared by tens of thousands of detainees in the prisons of the Syrian regime who were arbitrarily arrested, most of them because of their call for freedom of opinion and expression, and their demand of legitimate rights of the whole Syrian people,” read the SUP statement.

The SUP affirmed and renewed its demands to the Syrian regime to reveal the fate of Comrade Malke and all prisoners of conscience. The SUP also stressed the role of the relevant human rights organizations, especially the United Nations, concerned with implementing UN resolution no. 2254, which includes the release of detainees in the Syrian regime prisons.

This is an important step towards a comprehensive political solution in Syria that guarantees a life free of terrorism and tyranny, and establishes a democratic and pluralistic decentralized state that ensures rights of all Syrian ethnic groups, including the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people.

“On this anniversary, we renew our pledge to follow the path of our Comrade Malke and all our righteous martyrs, until achieving our national and patriotic goals.

Together with all the Syrian people will reach the desired democratic change that would put an end to the control of the regional countries, including Turkey, which seeks to control new parts of the Syrian territory and end the Democratic Autonomous Administration in North and East Syria which was established by the will of the peoples of the region.”