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Foreign Secretary endorses UN comments on Syria human rights

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Foreign Secretary endorses UN High Commissioner’s comments on Assad’s responsibility for regime’s appalling human rights record.

Speaking on the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay’s comments on the human rights situation in Syria, the Foreign Secretary William Hague said:

I fully endorse the comments made by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on the Assad regime’s human rights record. She has pointed to evidence that senior members of Assad’s regime, up to and including Assad himself, bear primary responsibility for the appalling human rights situation. The UK will continue to press for action on human rights violations in Syria, and accountability for those who perpetrate them. And we will maintain our full support to the UN’s Commission of Inquiry.

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