Tuesday, August 23, 2011

UN: Syria death toll tops 2,200

Human Rights Council holds emergency talks on government crackdown on protests as activists report more deaths in Homs.
Syrian UN envoy, al-Hamwi, said Syria is the victim of "the lies and the hatred of mass media"

The death toll from Syria's crackdown on anti-government protesters has passed 2,200, the UN says, as the world body's rights council held an emergency session to discuss the situation in the country.

"As of today, over 2,200 people have been killed since mass protests began in mid-March, with more than 350 people reportedly killed across Syria since the beginning of Ramadan," Navi Pillay, the human rights chief, told the council on Monday.

In Syria, activists told Al Jazeera that three more people were killed in the city of Homs on Monday, shortly after a UN humanitarian mission was deployed there to assess the situation on the ground. One of the dead was said to be a baby.

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  1. <span>

    <span>To the Tyrant</span><span></span>

    <span>Imperious despot, insolent in strife,
    Lover of ruin, enemy of life!
    You mock the anguish of an impotent land
    Whose people’s blood has stained your tyrant hand,
    And desecrate the magic of this earth,
    sowing your thorns, to bring despair to birth</span>
    <span> </span>
    <span>Tunisian poet Abu al-Qasim al-Shabbi</span>