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Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Bashar al-Jaafari , stressed that Syria is one of the pioneering countries in the Arab and Islamic worlds in ensuring all requirements for enabling women and improving their situation.

“The crisis in Syria has exuded odd and inhuman phenomena which contradict with the Syrian people’s values and the international charters”, al-Jaafari said in a speech at the UN Security Council’s session on the “Women, Rule of Law and Transitional Justice” on Friday.

He added that the woman in Syria assumed the vice-president post, while in some countries she is prevented from driving the car.

Al-Jaafari asserted that those countries will spare no effort through offering money and racial ignition to undermine the socio-economic, security and legislative progress in Syria for subjugating its independent national political decision.

“One of the dangerous fatwa against women in Syria was the “jihad by marriage” which was issued by some idiots who were supported, financed and backed by some gulf countries, mainly Qatar and the Saudi Arabia”, Al-Jaafari said.

He added “this fatwa is considered as an insult for the Arabs and Islam as it urges the Muslim women to practice prostitution in the name of religion”.

The Syrian representative to the UN stressed that Syria’s delegation sent a detailed report to the UN Secretary-General on that fatwawhere the report was issued as a formal document by the UN, calling all those who are concerned in human rights to get acquainted with it.

He pointed out that the Syrian authorities, due to its keenness on punishing those who committed these crimes, is documenting these dangerous violations, arresting them and held them accountable before the Syrian national law.

Al-Jaafari expressed Syria’s deep concern over the deterioration of the security situation in the camps which host the displaced Syrians in the neighboring countries, indicating that the Syrian women and girls are suffering highest levels of insecurity as well as they are exposed to violations against humanity like rape and illegal marriage.

He asserted that all those violations were proved and documented in the UN, international and the Western media reports.

“Those who are deliberately tampering with the tragedy of the displaced Syrians aim at harming the image of Syria and the Syrians”, al-Jaafari said, asserting that Syria informed the UN competent authorities, particularly the UN Security Council and the General Assembly, about these facts through sending a big number of reports and formal letters.

He expressed regret over the UN weakness towards this issue despite the pivotal role it can play for achieving justice and putting an end to those ugly unethical phenomena.


New York, 19/10/2013 – SANA-H. Zain/Mazen