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Today, the Human Rights Council in Geneva took important action on the situation in Syria, voting on a resolution addressing the horrific massacre that took place in Houla less than a week ago. The resolution calls for an in-depth investigation by the independent international Commission of Inquiry on Syria into the massacre in Houla, in which over 100 Syrian civilians were killed, including over 40 children.
Our message is clear: to the people of Syria, the world stands by you, and we will not ignore your plight in the face of ongoing violence; to the Assad regime, the time has come to end the flagrant abuses of the human rights of your people and to step aside so that Syria can transition peacefully and democratically.
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