Thursday, September 15, 2011

Syria: Red Crescent Workers Under Attack

UN Commission Should Investigate Ambulance Shooting in Homs

Human Rights Watch
September 14, 2011

"(New York) – A merciless attack on a Red Crescent ambulance is the latest evidence of grave danger to humanitarian workers in the embattled Syrian city of Homs, Human Rights Watch said today.

The September 7, 2011 attack on the ambulance by unknown assailants injured three rescuers and the wounded patient it was transporting. The attack highlights the need for an on-the-ground, independent investigation into human rights violations in Syria, Human Rights Watch said.

If Red Crescent volunteers are not safe from harm, who is,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “Attacks on humanitarian workers are unacceptable in any context, and the United Nations commission should make investigation of this incident a priority.”....."

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