The United States of America today renewed the call for the Assad regime to end its brutality and viciousness against the people of Syria.
Assistant Secretary crimes Esther Brimmer said the United States joins many other nations to again demand an end to the Assad regime’s brutal campaign against its people.
In her remarks at Human Rights Council urgent debate on Syria, Ms. Brimmer said none can deny that Bashar al-Assad and his criminal cohort are waging a brutal campaign of slaughter, bombardment, torture, and arrest that already has murdered thousands of women, men, and children, with more killed each day.
She reports that the Commission of Inquiry launched by the Council last August concluded that Syrian government forces have perpetrated crimes against humanity.
With the escalating violence, Syrian civilians and international journalists risk their lives daily to inform the world of the horrendous scale of slaughter and suffering.
“Without a halt to the killing and a guarantee of immediate humanitarian access, this despicable government will murder many more before this heinous chapter in Syria’s history is over.”- Ms. Brimmer
Ms. Brimmer says the Syrian government must immediately halt its attacks on civilians, withdraw its military and security forces to their barracks, and release the many civilians, including journalists, whom it has detained arbitrarily.
She also asks the Syrian government to grant humanitarian access to the country without delay, allowing much-needed food, water, and medical assistance to be delivered to the Syrian people.
“All states should heed the call of conscience, and halt any financial or other support to the Syrian government, including arms or materiel transfers, and must back UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan.” -Ms. Brimmer
She reiterates that Bashar al-Assad must go, asking for a Syrian-led democratic political transition that meets the long-suppressed aspirations of the Syrian people.
She stresses that the international community supports the mentioned essential steps as the solution to the violence in Syria.
Reports say Syrian women, men, and children face murder and starvation at the hands of their own government, simply because they demand respect for the universal human rights this UN Council exists to protect and advance.
“Let our nations demonstrate today that the world stands united with the people of Syria, for it is they who represent their country’s future, just as Assad and his murderous cohort represent its past.” – Ms. Brimmer
On August 2011, the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reiterated her call to stop the brutality and viciousness of the Assad regime to its people.
On October 2011, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon urged Syrian President Bashar-Al Assad to take decisive action and accept the Human Rights Council’s commission of inquiry into the violence in his country to find out exactly what happened and to put an end to civilian deaths.
More than 3,000 people have been killed since the Government began its crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in March, including at least 187 children. The protests are part of a wider pro-democracy movement across North Africa and the Middle East this year that has toppled long-standing regimes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.
Massive protests in Syria started on 26th of January 2011. Protesters have been calling for political reforms and the reinstatement of civil rights.