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We Demand That Russia Stop Arming Assad, Murderer Of The Syrian People!
Petition Background (Preamble):
“Since there are no restrictions on the supply of arms to Syria, Russia will fulfill its obligations under the contracts signed with this country,” Vyacheslav Dzirkaln, deputy head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation, told reporters in Dubai.
THIS DESPITE THE FACT THAT OVER 3,500 (UPDATE: That figure is from November, 2011; as of February 2012 the number is OVER 6,000!!! ) (Sorry, that needs to be updated yet AGAIN: On the LAST day of February, 2012, the UN estimated the death toll is now "well over" 7,500, with 100 civilians dying every day!!) SYRIAN MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN HAVE BEEN SLAUGHTERED BY ASSAD'S SECURITY FORCES, AND THE FACT THAT THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION KNOWS VERY WELL THAT THE ARMS IT IS SELLING TO SYRIA ARE GOING DIRECTLY TO HAVE!!
At a time when over 6,000 Syrian men, women and children have been slaughtered by Assad's forces, with scores more reported killed every day, the Russian government's continued shipment of arms to these regime forces is criminal in the eyes of world opinion--let alone in the eyes of the Syrian people, who will one day be in control of their country and demand a reckoning.
We also demand that the Arab League, the UN and other international bodies work to enact an immediate and comprehensive arms embargo against Assad's murderous regime. Furthermore, we demand that they enact laws making any contracts for the delivery of arms to Assad's regime null and void, so that any future interim or permanent Syrian government will be under no obligations to pay any monies to the suppliers.
The We Demand That Russia Stop Arming Assad, Murderer Of The Syrian People! petition to Russian President Medvedev, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, Arab League, State Department, EU, UN was written by John S. Burke and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: syria, russia, bashar al-assad, arms, slaughter, bloodshed, baathist, assad, arms embargo, sanctions