Lebanese human rights groups warn of potential mass graves in Syria
Three Lebanese human rights organizations have appealed from Beirut for an international action to rescue many Lebanese allegedly held in Syrian jails, warning of family fears of potential mass graves in Syria similar to those recently discovered in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq.
The call was voiced by The Lebanese Human Rights Organization, Solida-France and Solid for the Support of Imprisoned and Banished Lebanese, An Nahar website reported on Thursday.
The three bodies said in a joint communiqué that Syrian authorities were still denying the presence of any Lebanese prisoners in Syria, although several international organizations have established that many Lebanese were still held in Syrian prisons.
Representatives from the three human rights groups had lately visited Damascus, seeking meetings with Syrian officials, but they were denied access to top Syrian officials, the statement said. (Albawaba.com)