Aleppo: UN Security Council resolution long overdue

It remains to be seen what conditions may be placed on any monitoring © Karam al-Masri/AFP/Getty Images
‘UN monitors should not just observe but also be allowed to investigate war crimes being committed’ - Sherine Tadros
 
Responding to a Security Council resolution allowing UN monitors to be sent to the beleaguered city of Aleppo, Sherine Tadros, Head of Amnesty International’s UN office in New York, said:
 
“This important measure has come far too late.
 
“But thousands are still trapped in besieged areas of Eastern Aleppo, waiting for hours in sub-zero temperatures to be evacuated.
 
“Evacuations have been taking place now for days and in that time we have seen convoys being attacked - why has it taken so long for this necessary step to be taken? 
 
“Now that it has finally agreed to act on Aleppo, the UN Security Council needs to build on this first step and urgently send monitors to all areas of evacuation, not just Aleppo.
 
“UN monitors should not just observe but also be allowed to investigate war crimes being committed.”
 

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