Ambassador Ala: Human Rights’ Council Ignores that Unilateral Coercive Measures Are Behind Difficult Livelihood of Syrians

23 September، 2020
Geneva, SANA

Syria once again denounced the international silence about the unilateral coercive measures and the economic terrorism imposed on the Syrian people, affirming its rejection of the Human rights Council report which adopts double standards and deliberately ignores international law and the UN Charter in approaching the Situation in Syria .

“In Contrary to allegations of human rights care and concern for improving the humanitarian situation of the Syrians, which are claimed by sponsor countries of the discussions of this item, the Syrians who live under the siege and the economic terrorism imposed on them which violates all their basic rights, including their right to health, food and descent livelihood, they wonder what human rights these countries talk about “ Hussam Eddin Ala, the permanent representative of Syria to the United Nations office and other international organizations in Geneva said in a statement to the forty-fifth session of the Human Rights’ Council about the situation of Human rights in Syria.

“Since the start of the school year, the separatist QSD militia has prevented Syrian children from going to schools as a result of closing more than 2,000 schools in the northeast region and prevented teaching process there without hearing any condemnation of these violations of the Syrian children’s rights” the statement added.

The statement added that the Syrians in various regions have been subjected to the worst forms of terrorism, sponsored and financed by countries interested in the human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and the Syrians have been subjected to military attacks launched by those countries, which claimed the lives of thousands of innocent people and displaced thousands of others and turned them into refugees and displaced persons, and the decisions of this Council did not move.

It pointed out that acts of killings, kidnappings, forced displacement, confiscation of land, looting of private property and the recruitment of mercenaries carried out by armed groups under the control of Turkey in northern Syria, as indicated in the statement of the High Commissioner for Human Rights recently, are systematic and gross violations of human rights and war crimes under international law, all that must be stopped, and the Turkish regime must be prosecuted for that.

The statement added that the report presented to the Council referred in more than one place to the livelihood conditions and economic difficulties in Syria, but it ignored the reference to the American occupation plundering and burning natural and economic resources to deprive the Syrian citizens of their resources and ignoring that the main reason for this difficult livelihood is mainly due to unilateral coercive measures and the economic blockade on Syria and its people, the latest of which is the so-called Caesar Act and its negative effects on vital sectors.

The statement concluded by saying that Syria rejects that selective and politicized report which adopts double standards and is not consistent with previous reports with the rules of professional and objective investigation, and expresses its regret at the persistence of the authors of these reports, based on their stereotypical approach, which deliberately ignores international law and the United Nations Charter in approaching the situation in Syria.

Bushra Dabin/Manar Salameh/ Mazen Eyon