International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Each year, 30 August marks the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, which aims to highlight the plight of thousands of people around the world who have been subjected to enforced disappearances and the suffering of their families.

Since protests broke out in Syria in February 2011, thousands of suspected opponents of the government have been arbitrarily arrested and detained; many appear to have been subjected to enforced disappearance. Some remain missing – their fate or whereabouts unknown to their families, who are often left in anguish and despair.

Free Syria’s Silenced Voices documents the cases of 24 civil society activists, media and medical workers arrested since February 2011 by the Syrian authorities and subjected to enforced disappearance.

Help us stand by those subjected to enforced disappearances and their families and take action to pressure the Syrian authorities to end this practice!

Sign this petition!