Archive for September 16th, 2015

16/09/2015

‘West crying for refugees with one eye, aiming gun with the other’ – Assad (FULL INTERVIEW)

Human Wrongs Watch

Question 1: Mr. President, thank you from the Russian media, from RT, from Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Channel 1, Russia 24, RIA Novosti, and NTV channel, for giving us all the opportunity to talk to you during this very critical phase of the crisis in Syria, where there are many questions that need to be addressed on where exactly the political process to achieve peace in Syria is heading, what’s the latest developments on the fight against ISIL, and the status of the Russian and Syrian partnership, and of course the enormous exodus of Syrian refugees that has been dominating headlines in Europe.

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16/09/2015

Mediterranean: Another Weekend of Tragedy

Human Wrongs Watch

By Marjanna Bergman*

Geneva 15 September 2015 (UNHCR)* – Tragedy marked the Mediterranean again last weekend as two more boats capsized in Greek waters, killing 39 people, including 15 children and four babies.

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© UNHCR/I.Prickett | A Syrian woman cries in relief as she embraces her three young children after a very rough crossing of the Aegean from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos.

The boats, which capsized on Saturday and Sunday off the coast of Farmakonisi and Samos, had Syrians, Iraqis and other people fleeing war and conflict on board and looking for safety in Europe.

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