I’d like to share a message with you, which was sent to me by Margaret Taylor, the Activism Support Manager of Amnesty International.
Syria is officially in a state of civil war.
It’s time to tell Russia to stop the bloodshed.
Last Thursday Russia and China vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that proposed a range of diplomatic and economic sanctions against the Syrian government.
This wasn’t the first time that Russia and China have used their veto power to block Security Council resolutions on Syria.
According to Syrian opposition sources, scores of people were killed when the Syrian army and security forces along with pro-government militia known as Shabiha, attacked al-Treimseh near the city of Hama.
Syrian state-run media have blamed “terrorist groups” for the killings.
Over 4,000 people have been killed since the last Russian and Chinese veto.
We must demand an end to this appalling inaction by the Security Council, and together build pressure on Syria’s long-standing ally Russia
It is time for Russia to stand up against this brutality and call on the Syrian government to stop the bloodshed and fulfil its obligations under the ‘six-point plan’.
Take Action Now and sign our petition pressing Russia – a key country blocking international action – to stand up against the brutality and prevent further loss of lives.
If you’ve already signed the petition then please share it far and wide with your friends, family and colleagues.
Please help Amnesty keep the global attention on Syria, the pressure on Russia is building, let’s keep it up!
You can sign the online petition by clicking here, or by going to the Amnesty International website. As you can see, the situation is not good, and as every day passes it gets worse. You’ve probably heard and seen and read it on the news – well, here’s what you can do about it.
I urge you to sign this, so that maybe what is happening in Syria can be stopped before more blood is shed.
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