An international group of peace activists, including the Irish Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire, visited Syria’s Lattakia province on Friday. The group was received by Lattakia governor Abdul-Qader and visited displaced Armenian Syrians from the city of Kessab, which fell into the hands of Turkish-backed mercenaries when thousands of fighters swarmed across the Turkish border on March 21.
Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire stressed that peace activists worldwide become increasingly interested in the situation in Syria, reports SANA. Maguire is working along with other members of the delegation to consolidate humanitarian solidarity with the Syrian people and to stop what she described as the barbaric aggressions committed by the terrorists who came to Syria from all corners of the world. The news agency quotes Mairead Maguire as saying:
“We are here to provide all forms of support through just media outlets that aim at conveying the truth without distortion”.
The Nobel peace laureate added, that many media institutions are involved in a campaign aimed at misguiding the public about the situation in Syria. Maguire had previously stressed the role of western media in manufacturing public consent with the war on Syria.
During the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in October 2013, she denounced Western media´s omissions.
Members of the delegation also visited the Armenian Orthodox Church of the Virgin Lady in Lattakia to take a close look at the situation of those families who have been displaced from Kessab.
Mairead Maguire is a peace activist from Northern Ireland. She co-founded, with Betty Williams and Ciaran McKeown, the Women for Peace, which later became the Community for Peace People, an organisation dedicated to encouraging a peaceful resolution of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Maguire and Williams were awarded the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize.