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04 August 2011 - STATEMENT BY DR KARL A. LAMERS, PRESIDENT OF THE NATO PA, ON EVENTS IN SYRIA

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“I am deeply concerned, shocked and appalled by the escalation of violence in Syria. In the past few days, the violent repression against Syrian citizens has reached a new high with the bloodshed in Hama. This violence is totally unjustified and unacceptable.

I welcome and fully subscribe to the statement adopted by the United Nations Security Council yesterday condemning widespread violations of human rights and the use of force against civilians, calling for an immediate end to violence and for those responsible for these atrocities to be held accountable.

The response to citizens’ legitimate aspirations for basic rights and freedoms should be inclusive political dialogue and genuine reform, not further repression and unfulfilled promises of reform.”  

 

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