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At this very moment, genocide is occurring in Aleppo, Syria. We are being tortured, raped, slaughtered, and basically exterminated indiscriminately. There is no aid, medicine, food, or tools of survival. There are no hospitals, schools, homes, or any safe haven. There is no body or causality count anymore, there are too many to be accounted for. The White Helmets have officially announced that they are essentially powerless and paralyzed; they have stopped counting the dead, only stopping to wrap bodies in orange bags. Men and male children are forcefully being conscripted into the regime army or massacred in mass executions. There are official reports of women asking their husbands to kill them before being conscripted or executed in fear of mass rape and other atrocities they may face. Aleppo and Hama have suffered chemical attacks that have left seemingly unharmed children lining mosque floors dead. The about 100,000 people left in the city that haven’t died or been displaced are moving from one neighborhood to the other as regime and Russian forces close in. They are running only to fruitlessly go through the action, only to feel like they are trying: it’s of no use. The city is blockaded and there are ongoing airstrikes. There is no way out. There is no escape. This is essentially a cat and mouse game. There is no hope. We are literally asking God for divine help and miracles.

There are claims that “Aleppo is falling”; however, it has FALLEN. Russian and regime offenses have taken 96% of the city. Officials say that Russia and the Syrian regime have agreed to a peace deal and/or ceasefire, but live reports from Aleppo confirm it has yet to be implemented. The siege is ongoing. There is no going back from this. What has occurred these past two days is a genocide that was live-streamed to a world still in denial about our suffering. All we asked for was an end to emergency/martial law, yet we received six years of pure agony

Humanity has failed us. The international community has failed us. We are the worst human rights violation since World War 2. We are Obama’s and the UN’s Rwanda. Please save us. Call your representative. Donate to the White Helmets, Syria Relief, Save the Children, etc. Spread the word. Tell the truth. Do anything you possibly can.

UPDATE: As of Wednesday, December 14th 2016, the Turkish-Russian peace deal and ceasefire has FAILED. Syrians have been waiting since 5 AM for evacuation busses and NONE HAVE ARRIVED. Regime and Russian forces have started shelling the city AGAIN.

Please, don’t forget us! This is not getting better, this getting WORSE. They have won. The city has COLLAPSED yet they will not cease their offense. This is still ongoing. This is a nightmare that will never end. We Syrians are trapped in this city with war crimes still happening! Please continue spreading the word.

UPDATE #2: As of Thursday morning, December 15, 2016, the ceasefire has (for the most part) been held. Preparations for evacuation are just about complete. There will be a safe passage from Eastern to Western Aleppo that the International Committee of the Red Cross will oversee. Evacuations should begin soon. We are hoping that Western Aleppo will react kindly to the under 100,000 civilians coming in from Eastern Aleppo and that it will be, for the most part, successful.

Just remember: surviving Eastern Aleppo citizens are being transported on busses that are overtly and excessively decorated with the face of their butcher. At least it’s a slight reprieve from the past couple of days. Please keep the residents of Aleppo in your thoughts and continue to spread the word.

UPDATE #3: First convoy of 1200 Aleppo evacuees have arrived at Idlib, of which 200 were immediately hospitalized and most in critical condition. A second convoy of about 1198 people has crossed the West Aleppo countryside and has just about arrived, as well. There may be a third evacuation convoy if all remains fairly unhindered.

Please keep in mind that remaining waiting Aleppo residents and even the evacuees are facing harsh winter conditions as homes have been destroyed and it gets brutally cold, especially during the night, in Syria. They are also facing extreme hunger. The Syrian regime is providing them with nothing more than transportation to Idlib. Continue to donate what you can and call your representatives.

This will be the last live update I can provide from Aleppo unless an emergency or crisis (more than the now usual) occurs or important updates must be made. Please keep spreading the word, supporting civilians in anyway you can, and remaining vigilant and informed on the crisis in Syria. International mainstream media failed us and many of you didn’t even know what was happening until you read this post. The Aleppo genocide was one of many crises over the past six years and will be one of many more. Keep Syria in your thoughts and prayers. Spread the word.

anonymous asked:

I read this fic where like, josh was captured and tortured in syria or something and they save him and get him back home but he is still fucked up and tries to kill himself and stuff, i think it wasn't finished xx

Losing all hope can be freedom by angi190 (37/? | 194,174 | Explicit)

Tyler and Josh are two happy boys playing in a band together, touring the world and making the music they love.

Until one day , when Josh is kidnapped and spends 8 months in captivity being tortured by terrorists in Syria.

This story is triggering and dark and is not for the fainthearted.

It’s also inspired by real events. Read it with care

“Before the war I was a used car dealer living in a suburb of Damascus. I had a good life. But when the revolution started the government forces besieged my neighbourhood and for a month we were cut off from all supplies, including food. One day while I was driving I was stopped by government forces who noticed from my identification card that I was from Daraa, the city where the revolution had first started. They immediately handcuffed and blindfolded me. I was taken to a prison one hundred steps underground. They took my clothes and left me in a room no larger than my house in which 600 men, all standing, were crammed. I was chained and tortured with whips, interrogated and verbally abused. When I passed out they poured water on me to keep me conscious so that they could continue the torture. Three to four guys died every day from this abuse. Some went completely mad. After ten days the abuse relented but even then I couldn’t sleep because I could still hear other prisoners being tortured nearby. Four months later my family had to pay a large bribe, 1.5 million SYP, to secure my release.
When I returned home from prison I couldn’t recognize anybody, not even my family. I consulted a psychologist and was diagnosed with a serious psychological condition for which I have been taking medication ever since. Gradually I began to heal. But in the meantime the siege of my neighbourhood intensified and my family decided to move to my hometown of Busra and from there to Jordan. On the way, I had to carry my elderly blind mother on a stretcher across the border. When we arrived at the newly-established Zaatari refugee camp it was nothing but bare desert land; no water, no sanitation, no tents. A year later we received a call from the UNHCR saying that Canada would welcome us as refugees. After years of suffering we finally arrived in Canada where we are very happy with the welcome from the government and the people. My plans for the immediate future are to start English language courses with my wife and to send my children to school.”
Credit: Alex Garcia-Nguyen

theguardian.com
‘They were torturing to kill’: inside Syria’s death machine | Garance le Caisne
The long read: Caesar, the Syrian military photographer who smuggled shocking evidence of torture out of Assad’s dungeons, tells his story for the first time
By Garance le Caisne

I am Caesar. I used to work for the Syrian regime, as a photographer with the military police in Damascus. I am going to tell you about my work before the uprising and during its first two years, but I can’t reveal everything because I am afraid the regime might recognise me through the details. I am a refugee in Europe. I’m afraid they will find me and eliminate me, or take revenge on my family.

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A fucking must read.

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United Nations Holds Exhibition with Graphic Photos from Syria 

“Images of tortured, bloodied and bruised bodies go on display in the glittering halls of the UN in New York for the next 10 days, to remind staff ‘not to look away’ from the humanitarian crisis in Syria.”

“The photographs were part of a cache of 55,000 smuggled out of Syria on flash drives last year by ‘Caesar’, the code name given to a former Syrian military photographer who defected.”

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