Rights group urges end to Syria shelling attacks
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday called on participants in an international conference on Syria to work on ending shelling attacks of residential areas by Syrian government forces besieging cities like Homs and Hama, DPA reported.
"The indiscriminate attacks on populated areas with heavy-duty weapons in Homs and other cities demonstrate the price of blocking an international consensus to end the horrific human rights violations in Syria," said Joe Stork, HRW deputy Middle East director.
"Russia and China have a particular responsibility to put pressure on Syria, given that they vetoed Security Council consensus, and Syria has so far shown itself impervious to condemnation by most other states of its actions" added Stork. China and Russia are not taking part in the Friends of Syria conference in Tunisia.