A Syrian activist located in the city of Aleppo has been in contact with SMC today, providing some insight on Syria and helping to improve upon our Syria on Twitter list of accounts to follow. Asked about personal ideals, the activist, whose Twitter handle is @AnonymousSyria, responded:
I’m looking for a democratic multiparty multicultural Syria. I believe in peaceful revolution, but our revolution is being militarized, all of that because Assad commits massive atrocities to force us into submission. I still support in the revolution.
@AnonymousSyria contends not to be a member of the online hacker group, Anonymous, but has expressed to us a sentiment of respect towards the group for standing up for the Syrian activists’ cause.
Early last month, the hacker group gained access to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s email, along with a number of other Syrian government officials’ accounts, posting his and 78 other government officials’ emails and passwords to Pastebin. Among the leaked information was an email exchange between Sheherazad Jaafari, Syria’s press representative at the U.N., and Luna Chebel, a former Al Jazeera journalist now employed at Assad’s bureau, discussing tactics and talking points for Assad’s December 6th interview with ABC’s Barbara Walters.
@AnonymousSyria has provided us with over a dozen new Twitter accounts to follow for Syrian updates, and has agreed to set up an interview in the near future.
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