Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Petition to help stop bloodshed in Syria

It's widely known that since 16 March 2011, security forces in Syria have continued to crackdown on protesters calling for political reform. Unfortunately, international response to the conflict has been muted, despite reports of the massacre of peaceful protesters in the Arab state and the perpetration of crimes which fall within the jurisdiction of International Criminal Court (ICC). Last month, United Nations Security Council (UNSC) deliberated and failed to issue a statement condemning the widespread violence in Syria - barely weeks after the council unanimously referred a similar crackdown on the right to peaceful assembly and free expression in Libya to the ICC. Media coverage of the violence against civilians in Syria is dwindling and there's a growing need for the international community and people of good conscience around the world to help stop the bloodshed.

On 26 April 2011, Amnesty International called on the UNSC to, amongst other things, refer the situation in Syria to the ICC. As of today, this call has not been heeded and inaction in Syria and other countries with a similar predicament screams "double standard" and validates arguments put forward by international law skeptics.

Today, Amnesty reiterated the call to stop bloodshed in Syria with a compelling tweet which read:

Only 30 hours left. Sign the #Syria petition now and help us to gather more 30,000 signs. Tell your friends to sign... Pls RT."

The above tweet is a desperate call to human rights sympathizers to help save lives in Syria by simply signing a petition calling on Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria, to stop the killing of civilians and respect the right to peaceful protests.

You're encouraged to sign the petition.

Signing the petition will go a long way to help stop bloodshed in Syria.

More than 400 people have reportedly died in Syria since protests erupted and thousands have been detained. We cannot look away. Take action now.

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