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1. Vote NO on Military Action in Syria

At the request of President Obama, the United States Congress is set to debate and vote on a bill authorizing the President to take military action in Syria.

While the horrors of this civil war are terrible, the United States has not been attacked and should not get involved. There are no "good guys" in this fight. On one side is Syrian President Assad, supported by Iran.

On the other side are the rebel forces, including factions of Al-Qaeda terrorists who seek the overthrow of the United States and other western governments.

We should not spend American dollars or risk American lives in this civil war.

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2. Free Kurdish Syrian Student Activist Jaqar Khoen Mullah Ahmed

Student activist, Jaqar Khoen Mullah Ahmed, a member of Syria’s Kurdish minority, has not been seen since 3 March. There are fears he may have been arrested by the security forces. If so, with the security forces denying he is in their custody, he has been subjected to enforced disappearance. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

Jaqar Khoen Mullah Ahmed is a student at the University of Aleppo. He was last seen when he left the apartment he shares with fellow students around on 3 March. A contact told Amnesty International that after he left the apartment, heavily armed but unidentified security officials raided it, taking Jaqar Khoen Mullah Ahmed’s laptop. Jaqar Khoen Mullah Ahmed was previously arrested and detained for about 10 days in relation to his involvement in student activism and focus on Kurdish rights. He recently changed apartments in fear of another arrest.

On 5 March, Military Security officials visited Jaqar Khoen Mullah Ahmed’s family in Qamishli, north-eastern Syria. The men enquired about Jaqar Khoen Mullah Ahmed’s activities, his age, and education. When the family asked about the whereabouts of their son, the men denied that he was in their custody and insisted that their enquiry was routine. His family has received no information concerning his fate or whereabouts since 3 March but believes the available information points to his having been arrested.

If, Jaqar Khoen Mullah Ahmed is now detained by security forces, the authorities should immediately inform his family of his whereabouts, permit him to make contact with them, and ensure that he has access to a lawyer and necessary medical care. He should be released unless he is charged with a recognizable criminal offence and tried in compliance with international fair trial standards. If he is held for his peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression and assembly then Amnesty International considers him a prisoner of conscience and would call for his immediate and unconditional release.

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3. Support the Syrian people with emergency medicines

Every day hundreds of Syrian people die because of the Syrian regime.. and the ER doctors are doing their best in treating the patients.. but not enough surgical procedures or medicine like antibiotics and pain killers are available.

That's why we need this petition to call for donations for those heroes.

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