The Story of a Medical Student and a Paramedic: Mus’ab Bard
Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies & The Syrian Network for Human Rights
Fallen Hero Paramedic Mus'ab Bard
Doctor and paramedic Mus'ab Bard,
Tortured to death by regime forces for aiding civilians, he was the epitome of a medical venture in and of himself in my beloved Syria.
Mus’ab Bard (1 January, 1992 – 14 June, 2012) Born in Teftenaz, Idleb, Syria.
Mus’ab was a student in Faculty of Medicine, Aleppo University. He comes from a family of 8, his father, mother, three brothers (a doctor, an engineer and a pharmacist) and two sisters who are still attending school. Mus’ab was always one of the finest students with high achievements and best grades whether in high school or in his first two years in the University. However, what was more noticeable than his grades was his morals and values that accompanied him in all his actions.
Our young doctor to be was part of the Syrian revolution protests in the city of Aleppo, he also was part of the paramedic team which was treating and aiding the wounded. Mus’ab was detained in one of the protests on 6 September, 2011, which was originally a funeral of Ibrahim Salqeeni, a respected scholar in Aleppo, who was poisoned by the Assad regime according to the scholar’s family. Mus’ab was detained for a month for his crime of attending the funeral and videographing it. After Mus’ab was released he stopped attending protests and began his new task in aiding the wounded and rescuing the injured.
Musa’b took upon himself a new task and he worked around the clock to serve the cause of humanity with very basic humble instruments which he carried in his small bag all the time. He had many supporters and was well known by dozens of the activist for his noble role which he seriously adopted in the revolution.
On Sunday, the 17th of June, the Syrian regime’s Air force Intelligence detained Mus’ab along with few of his class mates, Basel Aslan and Hazem Batteekh, and they were all returned in dead tortured and burned bodies after one week on Sunday, 24 June, 2012. Mus’ab’s brother had difficulty identifying him since his whole body was burned even his hair. The doctors confirmed that Mus’ab was tortured and burned to death; in addition, there was a bullet indication which went through his body.
Damascus Center for human Rights Studies (DCHRS) and The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) strongly condemn human rights abuses against human souls represented by the systematic barbarian torture to death by the Syrian regime without any deterrent. This regime have denied access to Human Rights organizations into its black underworld detention centers to investigate the barbaric torture methods and document hygiene, psychological and physiological living conditions of the detainees in addition to the grounds upon which these detainees have been arrested. These are the basic human rights of the detainees. DCHRS & SNHR demand the UN Human Rights Council to swiftly take drastic measures to put an end to the barbarian perpetrations by the Syrian regime against Syrian citizens.
The following are pictures of Mus’ab before his detention and after he was returned from the Syrian regime’s Air force Intelligence detention centre