Syrian jurist: We to deter Erdogan by establishing petition to ICC

The co-chair of the Lawyers Association in al-Raqqa city, Khalid Hassan, said that they are preparing to submit a petition to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to deter the Turkish president to commit steps contrary to international law, regarding the threat to north and east of Syria.

While participating in human shields activities on the Turkish-Syrian border at the village of Qara Mox, east of Kobani city, the co-chair of the Lawyers Association in al- Raqqa, Khalid al-Hassan, said that what Erdogan is doing violates international law, pointing out that they are preparing to submit a petition to the International Criminal Court in this regard.

Turkey has been threatening to occupy north and east of Syria since mid-July.

In this regard, Khalid Hassan said in a statement to Hawar news agency (ANHA) about his position in support of the people of north and east of Syria, who stand in the face of threats from Turkey and violations committed by the occupation authorities against the Syrians, especially in the occupied territories.

"What Erdogan is doing constitutes a war crime and violates international law," he said.

The Syrian jurist pointed out that "as the Lawyers Association in al-Raqqa we have contact with lawyers in north and east of Syria, we are working to form a legal body to defend our people and people in north of Syria, and we are preparing to submit a list of prosecutors to the International Criminal Court (ICC) demanding an end to Erdogan's ambition and hold him accountable for his violations. "

The co-chair of the Lawyers Association in Raqqa city has appealed to the United Nations and international human rights organizations to apply the provisions of international law that prevent States from entering and occupying the territory of other countries by force, and then usurp their lands and their people, and looting of their funds, as Turkey does in Afrin.

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