London rally to demand freedom for jailed Syrian women

Orient Net 2019-03-07 10:05:00

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An international rights group will hold a protest in the British capital on Friday (March 8) to call on the global community to take urgent action to secure the release of women and children languishing in Assad prisons.

The Conscience Movement will hold a protest in front of government offices at 10 Downing Street in London as part of its international action plan on March 8, International Women’s Day.

Under the slogan “Freedom for all” and “Because We are Human” the movement will start its rally at 11 a.m. local time.

The movement has planned various protests across the world on March 8 including in countries such as Turkey, Syria, Germany, South Africa, Malaysia, Chile, Belgium, Pakistan and Australia.

The movement is an alliance of individuals, rights groups and organizations aiming to secure urgent action for the release of women and children in the prisons of Assad regime.

According to the movement, more than 13,500 women have been jailed since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011, while more than 7,000 women remain in detention.

Based on AA