حملة شعار صحفي بجنيف تكرم مؤسسة التضامن لحقوق الانسان الليبية لدورها الاعلامي في ضثورة 17 فبراير
كلمة مؤسسة التضامن لحقوق الانسان في حفل التكريم الذي أقمته مؤسسة شعار صحفي بجنيف
Acceptance speech Libya-Human Rights Solidarity
delivered by Mr. Khaled Said Saleh (photo)
I’d like first of all to thank Press Emblem Campaign for their invitation to us to attend this gathering, and I’d like also to thank you all for being here today.
We present this Award to all Journalists who have been killed in their quest for the truth in the battlefields, and to all those who have suffered and still suffering in the darkness of prison cells, just because they have published details doomed unreasonable in the eyes of those who used to conceal the truth. We present this Award to Ali Aljaber Hasan, Mohammad Nabbus, Kamal Attalu, Rana Alaqbani, Tim Hetherington, and Chris Hondros.
Since its inception in 2000, Human Rights Solidarity organisation adopted the human rights situation in Libya with a clear vision: the effective improvement of human rights situation and defending liberty in a country famous for its brutal tyranny.
Probably the main reason for Human Rights Solidarity’s success is due to its ability in obtaining direct information as a result of its extensive local network.
The role of HUMAN RIGHTS SOLIDARITY in supporting 17th Feb. revolution can be summarised as follows:
· Utilizing the lessons learned from the interaction between the governments and the people in the previous revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, and implementing the innovative methods of the people to achieve its aspirations and reach its goals.
· Alerting the organizations of International Community, including human rights organizations and media outlets, to the grave consequences of the peaceful demonstrations called for in the internet and sms messages, in a country notorious for its violations of human rights.
· Since we value the importance of information, we have cooperated with Press Solidarity agency, which was formed at the beginning of the revolution, in setting up points and methods of contact in all of the Libyan cities, to report to the outside world all the violations of human rights in a secure way. Alas we have lost one of our members whose name is Abdulmuttaleb Mansur Salama, who was killed on the 25th Feb by the bullets of the security apparatus while covering the demonstration of Tajura in Tripoli.
· Distributing the lists of mobile telephone numbers, satellite telephone numbers, and Skype of the local activists to the international media outlets, to secure continuous influx of information from inside Libya to the outside world.
· Continuously urging the demonstrators, through available media outlets and personal contacts, to preserve the non-violent nature of the demonstrations, but unfortunately the Libyan regime insisted in turning it into a bloody war against its own people.
After the conclusion of the revolution, which we hope will be very soon; HUMAN RIGHTS SOLIDARITY will concentrate its efforts on educating the Libyan people to know their rights, and how to protect them in a proper way, and to monitor any constitutional and jurisdictional violations that may occur during the building up of the new Libya.