Who We Are
We are a group of Syrian non-violent activists. Through our direct exposure or the exposure of one of our beloved ones to arrest and being disappeared, we feel that it is our duty to be active in carrying this issue and keeping alive the voice of those people.
We work to promote legal and human rights awareness on issues of enforced disappearance and detention, and we provide direct consultation to the families of detainees and enforced disappearances, regardless of which body has arrested or hidden them.
We established this organisation in honor of the memory of the Syrian-Palestinian activist and programmer Bassel Khartabil Safadi, who was arrested by the Military Security in March 2012. He was executed by the Military Field Court in October 2015. Bassel was the person who came with the idea of the organization and he chose the name of it before his death. We relied in major ways on efforts that have been made, which resulted in the “FREEBASSEL” campaign.
We know that we cannot bring back those who have gone, but there are others who deserve hard work to save them. You can be with us wherever you are, by documenting the stories, supporting the families of the detainees and the disappeared and raising our voice.
We faithfully monitor our solidarity with the families of the detainees and the enforceable disappeared, and we believe that the means of assistance are many.
Join us, so that our answer to the question of who we are is: Everyone who believes in the humanity of human beings and feels that the disappeared and the detainee and his/ her family have the right to truth, justice, life and dreams.
ICRC Interviewed Noura Ghazi Safadi , founder and director of nophotozone organization , about the needs of the families of missing persons in Syria and across the world