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Congressman Krishnamoorthi Denounces Syrian Dictator Bashar al-Assad’s Sham Reelection Victory Following A Decade Of Atrocities Against His Own People

June 2, 2021
Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Friends of a Free, Stable and Democratic Syria Caucus issued the following statement in response to Bashar al-Assad’s sham reelection and his continuing and unaccountable conduct in the wake of years of atrocities committed against his own people:

“Bashar al-Assad’s sham victory in a rigged election last week is only another example of the despotism of a dictator who has repeatedly demonstrated his unflinching willingness to poison and butcher his own people to prop up a regime which has failed the Syrian people for decades. Assad’s crimes against humanity must never be forgotten just as the memory of his victims and those who dared to oppose him for the dream of a free Syria must live on. As we pursue a future in which the Syrian people and the entire region will be freed from the yoke of the Assad family’s blood soaked tyranny, I will continue to work with the Biden Administration to bring meaningful change to Syria and its people.”