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Letter to Secretary Clinton Regarding Bahrain And Yemen At the Human Rights Council | allAfrica.com

In a letter to Hilary Rodham Clinton, human rights groups “urge the US government to signal its clear support for efforts at the Human Rights Council to convene special sessions on Bahrain and Yemen and to establish mechanisms to investigate human rights violations in those countries, and hold perpetrators of serious abuses to account.”

We welcome the strong outcome of the April 29 Special Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) on the situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic. The resolution’s call for an investigation of the brutality used to silence peaceful dissent sends an important message that the violent suppression of pro-democracy movements will not be tolerated and that perpetrators of human rights abuses will be held accountable. We commend the United States for its leadership in obtaining such a robust HRC response to this crisis.

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