US Should Deport Rutgers Professor Who Represented Syria, Abetted Genocide
Geneva, Nov. 6, 2017 – An international human rights group today called on Rutgers University to fire Mazen Adi, a
professor on war crimes law, on grounds that as a Syrian diplomat and legal advisor he justified the war crimes of the
genocidal Assad regime.
UN Watch, an independent non-governmental monitoring group based in Geneva, also called on the U.S. to deport Mr. Adi,
whose identity was first exposed
by the Algemeiner newspaper yesterday.
“The U.S. government needs to investigate how a long-time agent of the Syrian regime, close ally of Iran, was granted a
visa to work and teach in America,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch.
“It ought to be a matter of profound concern that an American university would allow an apologist for the Syrian
regime’s genocide to be a teacher.”
“When the United Nations debated Syria’s culpability for bombing its own people, Mazen Adi said that the Syrian
authorities ‘upheld all their legal and judicial responsibilities,’” Neuer went on to say. “He is a liar and an
apologist for mass murder.”
While serving as a Syrian delegate and legal advisor at the UN, Mr. Adi systematically acted as an apologist for the
mass murder committed by the Assad regime against his own people, helping Syria win impunity at the UN to conduct
continued war crimes.
Mr. Adi joined Rutgers in September 2015, where he teaches international criminal law, political science, and United
Nations and global policy studies.
Prior to Rutgers, Adi had served for 16 years as a Syrian diplomat, including as a legal advisor and occasional chargé
d’affaires at the Syrian mission to the UN in New York.
According to the UN’s official record, Adi said in 2012 before the Security Council that “international gangs led by
some Israeli religious figures are now trafficking children’s organs.”
and scroll below for numerous examples of Mr. Adi’s efforts to cover up the Syrian genocide, and of his spewing lies
and hatred over many years.
UN Watch is a Geneva-based human rights organization founded in 1993 to monitor UN compliance with the principles of its
Charter. It is accredited as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Special Consultative Status to the UN Economic and
Social Council (ECOSOC) and as an Associate NGO to the UN Department of Public Information (DPI).