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FIANZ strongly condemns atrocities by the Syrian Govt

FIANZ strongly condemns the human atrocities committed by the Syrian Government and Russia in Ghouta

The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) strongly condemns the deadly attacks on unarmed civilian population of Ghouta by the Syrian Regime of Bashar Al-Asad, assisted by the Russian fighter jets.

“What is happening in Ghouta is a crime against humanity. It is unacceptable that powerful members of the international community continue to condone such unacceptable violations of international humanitarian laws and norms”, said Mr Hazim Arafeh, President of FIANZ.

The brutalities committed by the Syrian and Russian regimes show their tyranny and blatant disregard for justice and human rights. Innocent civilians are being murdered and traumatised.

In the continuing bombing of Ghouta, hundreds of civilians lost their lives which include many children. The Syrian and Russian regimes have committed and are continuing to commit genocide on innocent civilians including thousands of women and children. Syrian and Russian governments have lost their moral compass and their legitimacy as responsible members of the international community. It is absolutely shameful that they are even disregarding the call by the UN for a ceasefire in Ghouta so that medical evacuations and aid deliveries can be carried out.

The Federation call upon the New Zealand Government, United Nations and all world leaders to convince the Syrian and Russian governments to a ceasefire and allow humanitarian aid to reach the victims.

“We also plead for humanitarian aid to reach those civilians trapped in Ghouta” said Mr Arafeh. We urge all members of the New Zealand community and world community to contribute generously and extend financial and other emergency support to their brethren in Syria through the official humanitarian organisations

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