Amnesty urges "strong action" over Syria after Arab report
Human rights violations in Syria unearthed by the Arab League's observer mission should prompt "strong action" from the international community, campaign group Amnesty International said Tuesday, reported dpa.
In a statement in London, Amnesty called for the involvement of the United Nations (UN) and the International Criminal Court in efforts to address the human rights concerns raised by the Arab League.
"The true measure of the observer mission's success will be whether its findings can successfully spur the international community to address the serious ongoing human rights concerns in Syria," said Ann Harrison, Amnesty's deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa.
The arguments of countries that have blocked action on Syria at the UN Security Council sounded increasingly hollow, she said, urging the Security Council to respond effectively by referring the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court.