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#SavePalmyra - #أنقذوا_تدمر : Join the Social Media Campaign!

While clashes continue close to the Syrian city of Palmyra between ISIS and forces of the Syrian regime, human rights and cultural activists launched the advocacy campaign #SavePalmyra through social media!


"With this human intervention, we are aiming to stop the crimes in Syria and to protect the cultural heritage, as both are part of the protection of human rights, and identity and memory of the people. As we call upon the relevant organizations and institutions to take a stand actually concerning what is happening. And we stress necessity for the UNESCO move to activate its decisions and conventions on the protection of cultural heritage notably: "CONVENTION CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF THE WORLD CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE - 1972" and “THE (1954) HAGUE CONVENTION ", and the UNESCO “CONVENTION ON THE MEANS OF PROHIBITING AND PREVENTING THE ILLICIT IMPORT, EXPORT AND TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF CULTURAL PROPERTY – 1970”, as well as the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) “CONVENTION ON STOLEN OR ILLEGALLY EXPORTED CULTURAL OBJECTS”. We also call the international community (individuals and institutions) to happening against the Syrians and their heritage."

Join the campaign #SavePalmyra:

Read the full text of the statement and sign here!

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