"They are gunning us down in the streets.
Forces loyal to the regime are using both conventional and chemical weapons with lethal force on unarmed civilians, including women, children and infants.
Dissent has been criminalized and municipal police departments throughout the country have been militarized.
Freedom of speech has been curtailed. The press is run by financial elites with close ties to the ruling cabal, brought to power in a sham election.
Racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, as well as people from stigmatized social groups and anyone expressing dissent, are singled out for extrajudicial punishment that includes disenfranchisement, harassment, torture, indefinite detention, and death.
The president has claimed the right to shut down all electronic communication, and a near-total spy network filters all opposition groups and storms the homes of their members.
Schools have been shut down at an alarming rate, sick and injured people are turned away from hospitals, labor unions have been broken up, and the regime has empowered vigilantes to harass and kill refugees escaping violence across the border.
We beg the international community to intervene on our behalf.