In April last year Ahmad Mohammad left his village in northern Syria filled with its pomegranate trees, figs, and goats, and moved to Lebanon. He came back five months later with a certificate in mobile phone maintenance – a weapon more powerful than Bashar al-Assad’s helicopters and tanks.
While he was away Mohammad learned how to upload videos to YouTube – a website banned by the Syrian regime. “Nobody in Syria knew how to do this,” he said.
Video produced by the wives of German and British ambassadors to the United Nations calls on Asma al-Assad, wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, to intervene and end the violence in the Middle Eastern nation.
“Some women care for style — and some women care for their people,” the video says.