Syrian Icon Hussein Harmoush still alive
A prominent advocate for Syrian detainess said that the Lieutenant Colonel Hussein Harmoush »is still alive, not executed. »
Artist Yara Sabri quoted an ex-prisoner freed recently saying the revolution’s icon and first Syrian Army defector is arrested in Sednaya Military Prison near Damascus, Sabri posted on her FaceBook page.
The source saw Harmoush last August in ‘the »Red Building » one of the most secure places for VIP prisoners.
In January 2012, Syrian Human Rights watchdogs and activists said that soldiers from the Syrian Air Intelligence carried out the death sentence by firing squad against Harmoush.
Harmoush appeared in a video in June 2011 denouncing Assad’s regime and calling on fellow soldiers to rebel. Al-Harmoush was disappeared from a refugee camp where he had been living in Turkey on August 29. Then he appeared on Syria TV, contradicting previous statements he had made- Under death threats-, saying that « during my service in the Syrian army, nobody ordered me to fire at civilians. »
The Syrian, Turkish, and Iranian intelligence were accused in bringing the dissident back, according to information posted on the social networking website Facebook, Turkish intelligence officers who, like Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, belong to the Alawite sect, took part in the mission of bringing Harmoush, the most senior defector in the army, back to Syria, according to Al Arabiya Net in September 2011.
YouTube: Syrian Soldier Hussein Harmoush announces his split from the Army and the formation of the Free Arab Syrian Army on 09/06/2011. The people of Syria are one against the dictator.
date : 20/11/2013