Fw: Thank you for standing with the people of Syria
- السلام عليكم اخوتيالرجاء التعميم لنصرة الشعب السوري الشقيقSincerely yours,Khaled----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Amnesty International Australia <actioncentre@...>
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2011 5:55:48 PM
Subject: Thank you for standing with the people of Syria
Thank you for standing with the people of Syria.
The more people we have pressuring ministers from Brazil, India and South Africa, the better chance we have of holding Syrian authorities accountable for their crimes against humanity. Please forward this petition to your friends and family and share the link on Facebook and Twitter:
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The team at Amnesty International
Things are going from bad to worse in Syria.
Up to 130 anti-government protesters were killed in Syria last Sunday, one of the bloodiest days since the uprising began in March. The UN Security Council has condemned the Syrian government for its deadly crackdown – but this still falls short of taking decisive action.
Together, let’s hold the Syrian forces responsible for these brutal attacks. Three influential countries - Brazil, South Africa and India – hold the key to the UN Security Council making a firm and legally binding position on Syria, and ultimately referring Syrian forces to the International Criminal Court to be held accountable for their actions.
The Security Council has stood silent on Syria for too long. When uprisings intensified in Libya, it took only weeks before they demanded accountability for the government's crimes. Months of bloodshed have now passed in Syria -- so where's the same UN outrage for Syria?
South Africa, Brazil and India are the countries with the power and responsibility to get the Security Council agreement we need to stop human rights abuses happening in Syria - click here to email their foreign ministers now before the Council meets again tomorrow in New York.
This week, as thousands of Syrians start fasting for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, many are likely feeling uncertain about their future and abandoned by the international community. Yet we are not powerless to help. If we act together, we can use our voice to strategically pressure the UN Security Council to do what it must: issue a strong statement to the Syrian forces to immediately end the torture, bloodshed and indiscriminate violence.
Amnesty International Australia
 Syria crisis: Fresh Hama shelling at start of Ramadan, BBC News, 2 August 2011: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14367773