United Nations peacebuilding chief Rosemary DiCarlo called for all parties in the Syrian conflict to unilaterally release all arbitrarily detained or abducted persons during a UN Security Council meeting on Wednesday at the organisation’s headquarters in New York City.
«The parties must fulfil their obligations under international law, to unilaterally release all arbitrarily detained or abducted... Еще, and most urgently, women, children, the sick and elderly,» DiCarlo said.
The United Nations came under criticism by Amina Khoulani, founder of Syrian group Families for Freedom.
«The United Nations Security Council has utterly failed Syrian detainees and their families. It is your responsibility to protect Syrian from a system that kills, tortures, and illegally detains its own citizens, in systematic violation of international law as concluded by the UN Commission of Inquiry and other relevant bodies,» she said. «You have let vetoes and excuses get in the way of what is right and just.»
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