FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 March 2021 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Download PDF Leading International Voices and Chemical Weapons Experts Call for Accountability and Transparency at the OPCW After nearly two years of controversy surrounding the 2018 alleged chemical weapon attack in Douma, Syria, involving repeated leaks and protests by dissenting OPCW scientists, a Statement of Concern wasRead more..
The following points summarize key procedural and scientific flaws that have been identified and which are now in the public domain regarding the OPCW FFM Investigation of the Alleged Chemical Attack in Douma, April 7, 2018. Read more..
The OPCW investigation of alleged chemical weapons use in Douma, Syria Read more..
José Bustani, former director general to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, delivered these remarks to the United Nations Security Council regarding whislteblowers' concerns about the OPCW’s investigation of the alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria, on 7 April 2018. Read more..
Read the OPCW Panel Statement Quotes from José Bustani, First Director General OPCW and former Ambassador to the United Kingdom and France “The convincing evidence of irregular behaviour in the OPCW investigation of the alleged Douma chemical attack confirms doubts and suspicions I already had. I could make no sense of what I was readingRead more..
"Based on the whistleblower’s extensive presentation, including internal emails, text exchanges and suppressed draft reports, we are unanimous in expressing our alarm over unacceptable practices in the investigation of the alleged chemical attack in Douma, near the Syrian capital of Damascus on 7 April 2018. We became convinced by the testimony that key information about chemical analyses, toxicology consultations, ballistics studies, and witness testimonies was suppressed, ostensibly to favor a preordained conclusion." Read more..