European Syriac Union and independent Syriac Member of Turkish Parliament Çelik demand release of abducted Syriac leader Said Malke

BRUSSELS — The European Syriac Union (ESU) demanded that the Syrian regime headed by Bashar al-Assad reveal the fate of Syriac leader of the Syriac Union Party (SUP) Said Malke, who was arrested in 2013 at the Zalin (Qamishli) Airport in Gozarto (Jazira) Region, North and East Syria.

“On the 9th anniversary of the disappearance of leader Malke, there are many demands for his release, but the Syrian regime still has not provided any clear information about his situation,” read the statement.

The ESU added that it will continue its demands within international forums for Malke’s release or the disclosure of his fate.

Independent Syriac Member of Turkish Parliament for Mardin Tuma Çelik also called for leader Malke’s release.

On 12 August 2013, Syriac political leader Said Malke was disappeared by the Syrian regime because of his demands for the rights of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people and other peoples in Syria. To this day, no information has been reported about his fate.

It is the duty of international and humanitarian institutions to reveal his fate and the fate of the hundreds of thousands of other prisoners of conscience in Syria, said the ESU.