prominent human rights activist and non-violent protesters were tortured and killed by security forces
In an unprecedented gesture of solidarity with the protest movement in Syria, the British ambassador in Damascus, has joined other Western ambassadors at a vigil of a prominent human rights activist would have found the died under torture by the security forces.Support
coordinated by the eight diplomats, including U. S. Ambassador Robert Ford and the representatives of France, Germany, Canada, Japan, Netherlands and the European Union, is the most public displays of international support for the protesters again.
Simon Collis, British Ambassador said he attended the vigil Sunday Giyath Matar was "sorry" for the family allowed the application by diplomats to attend.
"It is important to show the family and the Syrians who Giyath the world has realized what is happening and awareness on the general situation in Syria," said Collis. "I spoke his father. The family is very worried that what happened is called "
attended the vigil was a new approach to foreign officials such as Syria continues to ignore diplomatic pressure. The intention was to send a message to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, who, despite growing international pressure, continued violent repression of demonstrators.
More than 2,600 Syrians were killed, according to the UN, and thousands arrested and tortured.
"The biggest message for the plan is that this murder and torture must end," said Collis. "Giyath was so clearly associated with peaceful demonstrations and for someone like that to die in custody is disgraceful."Ford was greeted by protesters for their journey without rest to the cities, including a visit to Hama in early July, when the security forces had withdrawn from the city. He also wrote key messages on Facebook.