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Human rights chief urges united action on Syria

"I am very distressed that the continued ruthless repression and deliberate stirring of sectarian tensions might soon plunge Syria into civil war. The longer the international community fails to take action, the more the civilian population will suffer from countless atrocities committed against them," Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, told the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday, 13 February 2012.

“The people of Syria are asking for the rights that every human being is entitled to. And they are looking to this Assembly to speak with one voice to support them in this endeavour,” she said.

 14 February 2012


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