Launching an action initiative from the East Euphrates called the “Independent Arab Movement”
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the launch of a work initiative called the “Independent Arab Movement” has been completed, with the aim of standing up at the situation of the Arab component at the eastern areas starting from east Euphrates area, as a gathering based on the needs of people and working to give importance to the human and developmental aspects.
And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received a copy of the political vision of the Independent Arab Movement, which states:
As the political process in Syria continue to be in a deadlock state due to the sharp tensions between the opposing forces, and after 8 years of humanitarian suffering of the Syrians in areas of influence of these force; independent personalities of the eastern area including academics, legal, media, civil, and service workers, the majority of whom have administrative experience and held senior administrative and political positions in Syria, and in an attempt by them to reach the dire situation of people of their areas, they launched an Arab initiative by the name of the “Independent Arab Movement”, as an independent, public, political movement, which believes that the area’s people are able to find a harmonious and participatory formula between components of the area, to rise their people’s service and development situations, starting from finding immediate and practical solutions to the humanitarian situation, which has become a threat to the Syrian social structure with disintegration and demographic change.
The Independent Arab Movement, and as it starts from the miserable situation of the Arab component in the area that constitutes a human reservoir of powers and expertise, as well as the Syrian food basket and its fuel tank, reminds again that the area paid a heavy bill because of the terrorism and extremism, which took the area as its capital, which it is –the Movement– is starting today from other concerns related to tougher projects that behind them stand parties that benefit from ragging the congestion situation which is working to recycle terrorism and violence, by devoting discourses at the east of Euphrates as well as sectarian discourses west of it.
Today, the area is still a part of the Arab component, a large part of which is under a state of emptiness, destruction, chaos, lack of services, and another section in the camps, their people have been without schools for 7 years, which establishes a generation of deprivation, marginalization, and ignorance as a trinity that forms nurturing womb for new generations of extremism and terrorism.
The Arab independent movement in its most important priorities places the human aspect, and the service and development needs of the people as a political vision that does not start from the need to start with them in the area, as much as it establishes a unified Syrian homeland, which believes in the coexistence of all its components, and based on sustainable democracy and the balanced development of the entire nation.
Accordingly, the political vision of the Independent Arab Movement is determined by the following objectives:
- Unity of Syrian territory, the belief in democratic transformation, balanced development, and sustainable social democracy, within the framework of a political and intellectual vision, that sees no political solution without a Syrian-Syrian dialogue.
- Working on a natural state and a modern constitution, based on the principle of separation of powers, peaceful circulation of power, and the independence of the judiciary, and working to build a pluralistic, democratic, civil, and legal state, in which all people are under the law.
- Decentralization is the body of democracy, the latter its spirit, which is a modern style applied in most countries of the world, and the decentralization is the legal protection of the idea of not concentrating the power, and it is the guarantor for the principle of the sovereignty of the people in the post-conflict stages, so it becomes the judges between its pros and cons in a transparent manner, and the widespread exercise of democracy is consistent with a constitution that clearly specifies the relationship between the institutions within the principle of the separation of powers, as well as the consistency with the general principles embodied in the constitution, such as those relating to the independence of the judiciary, the principle of equality of chances, transparency, and impartiality in appointment and election, within the framework of a state of law based on the principle of citizenship.
- Establishment of a political and service environment parallel to the requirements of the political process and the wanted political transition within the framework of resolution 2254, which is approved by the international community as a path to a political solution in Syria.
- Transcending the unilateral visions that made the political solution in Syria hopeless, which is a situation created by the situation of the regional and international conflict, and putting in place an operational mechanisms to achieve a real breakthrough between both visions, one of them presents the “return of refugees, displaced people, and the reconstruction,” and the other one presented “achieving breakthrough in the political process”. Thus, the Independent Arab Movement, and through working to apply the decentralization, is working to realize both visions.
- Working to ensure the equitable distribution of national wealth, and preventing the monopoly and exploitation, in a way that guarantees securing the needs of the individual and living in a free and dignified life.
- Focusing on national identity, to build a Syrian society that is harmonious among all of its components, and working to identify the common intellectual and philosophical concepts that unite the community culture of the Syrian nation, in order to guarantee the exercise of freedom of faith and cultures of the Syrian people.
- Working on a national gathering project, and dismantling and confronting the sectarian project.
- Achieving equality between men and women and to enlighten the power of young people as guarantors of the future of the country.
- The independence of the Syrian decision and establishing the best relations with the countries of the region and the world, based on the Charter of the United Nations, international covenants, the principles and rules of the international law, mutual cooperation and common interests, and non-interference in the internal affairs of the countries.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also learned that “the Arab independent Movement, finished the nomination and voting processes for the election of its political body, and the results were the following:
- Mohammed Khalid al-Shaker, head of Movement.
- Mustafa Abdulkadir, secretary of the Movement.
- Mumtaz al-Shaikh, spokesperson, and political advisor.
- Taha Atwan al-Rahbi, director of the Media Office.
- Hamza al-Soaan, director of the Public Relations office.
- Hamidi al-Saleh, director of the Office of Public and Social Services.
- Hamad al-Abed, director of the Security Office.