The United States demands "
the publication of the status of all detainees in Syria and that the bodies of the deceased be returned to their families with the date, place and reason of their death,
" the American ambassador said on Tuesday. at the UN.
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At least 14,000 Syrians have reportedly been tortured and tens of thousands are said to have disappeared by force,
" Linda Thomas-Greenfield recalled during a debate on human rights held at the United Nations General Assembly.
The 193 UN member states had previously heard several testimonies from survivors who demanded that the perpetrators of the abuses be held accountable for their acts by the international community.
In the Security Council, any attempt in this direction has so far been blocked by a veto from Russia, backing Damascus.
The Assad regime continues to imprison tens of thousands of innocent Syrians, women, children, the elderly, doctors, aid workers, journalists, human rights defenders
," the ambassador also denounced. American.
These innocent civilians are denied a fair trial, are subjected to torture, sexual violence and inhuman conditions
,” adds Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
The diplomat also denounced the closure in 2020 of entry points at the Syrian borders for humanitarian aid provided to the population without the agreement of the Syrian government.
A single entry point via Turkey remains in the north-west of the country and Russia has already hinted that it intends to close it in July, when the UN authorization for its use expires.
These entry point closures "
have prevented vital humanitarian aid from the United Nations, which is simply deplorable and needlessly worsened the suffering of millions of Syrians,
" argued Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
It is time for us to reach a real political solution.
This is the only way to bring lasting peace, stability and security to the Syrian people
, ”said the American ambassador to the UN, without giving details on what the new democratic administration intends to do
to the Syrian
Arab Republic. regard to Syria.