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Past Time to End Impunity for Atrocities in Eastern Ghouta

Expand An elderly man walks near a damaged building in the besieged town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, Syria. © 2018 Reuters We express the greatest concern for the situation in Eastern Ghouta, Syria, as it continues to deteriorate significantly. And we welcome this urgent debate. As UN Secretary General Guterres told the Human Rights Council at its opening session: “Eastern Ghouta cannot wait. It is high time to stop this hell on earth.” When civilians are dying in real time, the Council should respond in real time. Since February 19, an offensive by the Syrian-Russian military alliance has…

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