Syrians hold portraits of disappeared loved ones during a protest at the Bebelplatz to call on governments to do more to seek information about prisoners in Syria, in Berlin on August 28, 2021 [Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters]
One of the hardest things we go through as families of the disappeared is the wait. For many years we have been waiting for answers, for any clue about the fates of our loved ones, and for justice and accountability.
During the weekend, I joined fellow activists and Syrian families whose loved ones are still missing after being detained or disappeared by the Syrian regime and armed groups. We placed hundreds of landline telephones on the cobbles of Bebelplatz square in central Berlin as a call to governments to do more to seek information about our loved ones.
Do not forget Syria’s disappeared | Syria’s War | Al Jazeera