Rights groups blast UNSC response to Syria killings

By REUTERS
June 25, 2015 20:59

UNITED NATIONS - A coalition of some 81 human rights and aid groups blasted the United Nations Security Council on Thursday for a "woefully inadequate" response to the killing of civilians in Syria, and urged it to ensure that those responsible will be punished.

The 15-member council has been largely deadlocked over how to deal with the four-year war in Syria. Syrian ally Russia, backed by China, has vetoed several resolutions threatening action against Syrian President Bashar Assad's government.

The coalition, which includes Amnesty International, CARE International, Human Rights Watch, International Rescue Committee and Save the Children, said it was outraged at the unchecked brutality in Syria


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