Global Justice thanks you for your ongoing support for the victims of the February 6 earthquake in Türkiye and Syria. It is important to contact your representatives in the U.S. government and convey to them the importance of maintaining sanctions on the Syrian government.
Your voice is critical to ensuring these sanctions remain in place.
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Dear [Lawmaker name],
My name is [your name], and I am [Syrian American, Turkish American, Iranian American] and a supporter of Global Justice. I am writing to you as a concerned citizen about the current situation in Syria and to urge you to consider the consequences of reducing sanctions on Syria and maintain and not reduce the sanctions that have been imposed on the Syrian government. While it may seem like a solution to the current humanitarian crisis in the country as a result of the deadly earthquakes, it is important to understand that the majority of the funds going into Syria are being redirected by the Assad regime.
As you know, the situation in Syria remains dire, with ongoing violence and human rights abuses being committed by the Syrian government against its own people. The recent natural disaster has only further exasperated the Syrian people’s suffering. In addition to its lack of care for the suffering Syrian people, the Assad regime has been using the names of people who have been killed through torture in Assad’s prisons and presenting them as earthquake victims to push the West to remove sanctions and receive aid. This is a cruel and manipulative tactic, and it is crucial that we do not fall for it.
The Assad regime has carried out widespread human rights abuses, including the use of chemical weapons against its own people, and it has been implicated in widespread war crimes and crimes against humanity. The sanctions that have been imposed on the Syrian government are a crucial tool in holding those responsible for these atrocities accountable and sending a clear message that the international community will not tolerate such behavior.
By lifting sanctions on the Assad regime, we would be indirectly supporting a government that has been responsible for the deaths of countless innocent civilians and carrying out a modern-day genocide. Additionally, reducing or lifting these sanctions would send a dangerous signal to the Syrian government and other regimes around the world that they can act with impunity and violate the basic rights of their citizens without facing consequences.
I understand that the situation in Syria is complex and that finding a solution will require a nuanced and multilateral approach. However, reducing sanctions on the Syrian government would only serve to undermine the efforts of those who are working to bring peace and stability to the region and to hold those responsible for human rights abuses accountable.
As a global community, it is our responsibility to hold those who engage in such atrocities accountable. Sanctions are a powerful tool in this effort and reducing or removing them would send a message that we are not committed to upholding the values of human rights and justice.
I urge you to stand with the people of Syria and consider the consequences of your actions. We cannot allow the atrocities committed by the Assad regime to go unchecked and lifting sanctions would only serve to legitimize and strengthen the regime. These sanctions are an important tool for promoting peace and security in the region, and for holding those responsible for human rights abuses accountable.
Thank you for your time and consideration.