Maram Daoud was born in Damascus in 1989 and lived in Syria until 2015, when he settled in Geneva. He has a master's degree in International and European Security based on studies of sanctions. He is also a member of the General Assembly of the "Syrian Democratic Conference", which was held in Geneva in April 2017. Ny Tid received an interview with him during the World Youth Festival in Sochi in October this year.
Beginning. - How was Syria before the war and the uprising began?
Syria worked relatively well economically and socially, but there was no freedom to form political parties or express own political opinions. The Syrian uprising broke out to demand the right to express himself freely.
- So why was the uprising militarized and dominated by Islamists?
After decades of political repression in Syria, people were willing to join in just to express opposition. Due to the violence the uprising was met with from the Syrian regime, and later also due to the interference of foreign states in Syria, it went smoothly. . .
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