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Amnesty International calls for action on Syria
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Amnesty International calls for action on Syria

30.08.2013 From our online archive
With the international community at odds over how to proceed in Syria, Amnesty International Luxembourg has called for action, but not military intervention.

(CS) With the international community at odds over how to proceed in Syria, Amnesty International Luxembourg has called for action, but not military intervention.

Marking International Day of the Disappeared on August 30, around 20 members and supporters of the human rights organisation gathered in Place Clairefontaine at around 1pm.

While the day aims to raise awareness more generally for the disappeared, those who are detained or imprisoned under secret or uncertain circumstances, Amnesty Luxembourg used the day to raise particular awareness for the war crimes committed in Syria.

President of the organisation Sophie Farreyol said that all those responsible of war crimes need to be brought to justice at the International Criminal Court, be they on the side of the regime or the rebels.

With 4.5 million people displaced because of the conflict, among the one million child refugees, Farreyol said that it is time for the public to cry out and demand action from their governments to defend the lives of the Syrian people.

However, Amnesty International does not support armed intervention in the area, which has yielded little positive results in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Farreyol commented that the international community has been thinking about what to do for almost three years, and that it should be able to come up with the right solution. Had politicians acted immediately in 2011, we might not be in the current situation, she added.