UN Human Rights Council Imposes Illegal Inhumane Sanctions on Syria

The permanent representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Faysal Al-Hamwi informed international media, that the Councils session on the humanitarian conditions in Syria is part of a premeditated scheme to strike Syria and it´s institutions under the pretext of addressing humanitarian needs.

Al-Hamwi announced that the Syrian delegation did not recognize the legitimacy of the councils session or any of the biased, malicious and illegal sanctions that it would impose on Syria. Al-Hamwi stated that the council had been turned into a tool for some nations that abused it to support terrorism, and to prolong the crisis in Syria. He stopped short on pointing out the nations who are materially, militarily, and politically supporting the insurgency, and as a diplomat he did not mention the fact that NATO countries have deployed Special Forces, or that NATO mercenaries are making up the bulk of the so called opposition.

Al-Hamwi added however, taht those who called for the meeting didn`t even wait for the discussion of the report of the independent international investigations committee, which indicated that there was no deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Syria due to the actions of the government. He underscored that the Syrian committee acknowledged the painful and catastrophic consequences of the economic sanctions that were imposed on the people of Syria, calling the unilateral sanctions for the ugliest violation of human rights, because the specifically target the civilian population, including women, children, and the elderly.

If one is recollecting the disastrous consequences of the sanctions that had been imposed on Iraq before the invasion, with hundreds of thousands of children dying from malnutrition and preventable diseases, it is astonishing that a United Nations, which claims to enshrine humanitarian principles, human rights, and the peaceful and civilized settling of disputes is lending itself for genocidal sanctions time and time again.

Christof Lehmann

29.02.2012

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Christof Lehmann is the founder and senior editor of nsnbc. Christof Lehmann is a political writer, psychologist, and independent political consultant on a wide range of issues, including conflict and conflict resolution, negotiations, security management, crisis management. His articles are published widely in international print and online media and he is a frequent contributor to radio and TV programs. He is a lifelong advocate for human rights, peace and international justice and the prosecution of war crimes - also those committed by privileged nation. In September 2011 Christof Lehmann started the blog nsnbc in response to what he perceived as an embargo on truth about the conflict in Libya and Syria. In 2013, he plans to transform nsnbc into an independent, daily, international online newspaper.
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