Ahmad was known to many of us. Shame on the Lebanese government.
LEBANON – Arrest of Ahmed Al Qusair, Prominent Syrian Activist
A few hours ago, Lebanese security forces arrested prominent activist Ahmed al Qusair, a media spokesperson for Syrian Revolution General Commission and a member of the delegation in Life institute who worked tirelessly to end the recent battle in Ersal and save Syrian refugees and Lebanese citizens. Ahmed jeopardized his life after he and other delegates were attacked by gunfire during their visit to Erdal a few weeks ago.
Activists in Lebanon reported that Ahmed was beat up in front of his family (his wife and children) before being taken to unknown whereabouts by the Lebanese security forces.
If anything, this horrendous, illegal, and arbitrary arrest of peaceful activists without any charge held against them is a blatant crime and a violation of Ahmed’s rights primarily as a current resident in Lebanon and secondarily as a human rights and media activist.
As written by Enas, an activist who knew him too:
Ahmed Al Qusair was taking very, very keen care of Ersal’s news and people. He never missed a piece of news and was online for everyone to answer them all and return their countless calls and convey to the world through his voice, through media, to tell the world what Ersal’s Syrian refugees and families are undergoing at the hands of the Lebanese Army and Hezballah forces.
Ahmed Al Qusair is now in the custody of the Lebanese security forces for 3 days. He was a peaceful activist and was part of the delegation negotiating for saving the lives of Syrians and Lebanese. He deserves much more attention from us all.
Heartbreaking. God be with you Ahmed.