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Syria: Joint letter: Priorities for IBSA delegation to Syria: Human Rights Protection

, Index number: MDE 24/038/2011

In this letter human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, are looking to IBSA to send a human rights delegation to Syria immediately to press for an end to the mounting toll of human rights abuses, including deaths, disappearances, torture and unlawful detention. In particular, the organizations are calling for an end to the use of lethal violence and other excessive force against peaceful protestors, and for the Syrian authorities to respect all human rights and fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression and freedom of assembly.

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