Kamal Batal was the ARCHumankind vice-president since its foundation on 2010 to June of 2011.
«In the first half of 2011, Kamal Batal was committed himself to Lebanon with the goal to support the refugees escaping the violent repression of the Syrian regime, and he conveyed to us testimonies of its brutality. It was Kamal Batal who made it known across the World that Syrian wounded protesters had been assassinated by Iranian Revolutionary Guards acting as “doctors” at Syrian hospitals. Kamal Batal, a symbol of integrity and commitment in the struggle for the liberation of the Greater Middle East from its tyrants and the respect of human rights passed away on June the fourth 2011 after an unexplained heart attack in the Beqaa Valley from where he was not timely evacuated to Beirut». (Paulo Casaca)
Kamal Batal was a Lebanese management consultant with an international exposure. Active in the field of human rights and non-violence since 1978, he was one of the co-founders and director of MIRSAD, the co-founder and secretary of the Campaign for Judicial Integrity (CJI), the co-founder of the Liberty House, was working hard to network human rights defenders, and the person behind the Human Rights Media. He was the director of Human Rights and National Director for Lebanon at the World Council of the Cedars Revolution (WCCR) and the vice-president of the NGO Lebanese Political Detainees in Syria. Mr. Batal was invited in September 2008 by the US congress to testify on the Human Rights violations of Syria in Lebanon. In his last days Kamal Batal was very committed in Lebanon to the support of the refugees escaping the violent repression of the Syrian regime, and he conveyed to us testimonies of the brutality of the Syrian forces and the role of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards on the repression of the Syrian people. Kamal Batal was a symbol of integrity and commitment in the struggle for the liberation of the Greater Middle East from its tyrants and the respect of human rights, particularly of national minorities.
ARCHumankind send its condolences to his family and friends and, most in particular, to the World Council of the Cedars Revolution.