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Campaign Against the Re-Election of the Head of the Negotiating Body

Activists are accusing Anas al-Abdah of censoring critics on his social media accounts, according to Baladi News.
Campaign Against the Re-Election of the Head of the Negotiating Body

Syrian opposition activists have launched a social media campaign calling for the overthrow of the Syrian negotiating body’s chairman Anas al-Abdah. Abdah was re-elected a few days ago as head of the Syrian negotiating body for the second time. 

The campaign was launched after activists accused Abdah of banning commentators who criticized him on his official social media accounts following his reelection as president of the negotiating body. 

Activist Majed Abdel Nour wrote on Twitter: “Anas al-Abdah has banned all those he is supposed to represent. Abdah will only negotiate in his own name and, of course, he is not willing to surrender his position atop a failed rabble and lose his 5,000 USD monthly salary.”

“The coalition does not represent us and does not have a true mandate from the people. That mandate would belong to a true representative, who works for the people and for the revolution. He would rid us of oppression and humiliation, and shepherd us to safety,” wrote Rania Suleiman.

Suleiman wrote in a second tweet, “The first achievement by Abdah after assuming office is to ban half of the Syrian people on Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, . . . etc.) .” 

In the same vein, dozens of activists posted pictures showing that they had been banned from following Abdah’s official Twitter account. 

Abdah was first elected head of the negotiating body in June last year, succeeding Nasr Hariri, who took over the presidency of the National Coalition in a transfer of power. 


This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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