Qassem Mahmoud Hammad, of Saraqeb, was born on November 26, 1976. Qassem was a middle school drop-out. He first left Syria, emigrating to Algeria, in 1996. He went back to Syria briefly thereafter, only to leave again for ten years. Qassem was a son of the Syrian Revolution, and relocated to Syria briefly before Saraqeb was liberated. He initially kept a low-profile and took his time absorbing the new realities surrounding him. It was not long before he set out on creating The Social Cultural Forum, with the vision of focusing on culture and bringing together the conflicting parties at the town into civilized, fruitful debates; an initiative that saw him become one of these parties himself. Qassem was martyred on July 27, 2013, as a result of aerial bombardment on Saraqeb.
In Memory of Amjad al-Sioufi
Who was martyred as the result of the Syrian regime’s shelling on 18/1/2013.
Today, I paid my condolences at Amjad’s home. Many people were there, some I knew and some I did not. I did not stay for long, unfortunately, as I had a prior commitment and planned on staying for no more than an hour. His friends started talking about Amjad and what he did for the revolution. I will tell you some of what he did, and you can judge for yourselves. I will start from the beginning of the revolution. استمر في القراءة
May God accept him as a martyr and reward him with paradise
Filmed on the morning of his burial, one year ago
A Tribute to Mowgli
His friends only knew him as Mowgli, as he used to call himself on facebook. He was one of the first video-graphers/producers who documented the beginning of the Syrian uprising, he also was co-founder and active member of “Syria’s Eye Witness” Facebook group that still reports events on the ground till this very day. He was heavily involved in non-violent activism. استمر في القراءة
Translated from “On the death of the journalist Baraa Al-Bushi” published by Kebreet.
The death of dissident [from the Regular Syrian Army where he was drafted] 1st Lt. Baraa Yousef Al-Bushi, who was born and raised in the city of Hama, was as a result of injuries he recieved in the bombardment of the town of Al-Tal in the suburbs of Damascus. استمر في القراءة