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Double veto of draft Security Council Resolution on Syria a betrayal of protesters

Headline Title:  Double veto of draft Security Council Resolution on Syria betrays protesters 04 February 2012 The decision by Russia and China to veto a weak draft UN Security Council resolution on Syria, the day after the Syrian army launched a major assault on residential areas of Homs leaving scores dead, is a shockingly callous betrayal of the people of Syria, Amnesty International said today. "This is a completely irresponsible use of the veto by Russia and China," said Salil Shetty, Amnesty International's Secretary-General. "It is staggering that they have blocked the…

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