NUS is deeply concerned about the violent crackdown of protest in Syria.
The United Nations has noted that over 5000 civilians have been killed by Syrian security forces since the uprisings began in March.
There have been reports that students taking part in protests in Syria are being expelled from university, with security forces brutally attacking, assaulting, and even killing students in the country.
NUS believe that students should be able to protest peacefully, without fear of expulsion from university or fear of attack.
You can help students in Syria by signing this petition against the torture of Syrian protesters.
You can also write to the Syrian Ambassador, Dr Sami Khiyami urging him to act quickly on this matter. You can download our template letter here.
Vice President Society and Citizenship, Dannie Grufferty has also written to Foreign Secretary William Hague to relay these concerns.
For further information contact Dannie Grufferty on firstname.lastname@example.org