Climate of fear in Syria's hospitals as patients and medics targeted

Report
October 24, 2011

Climate of fear in Syria's hospitals as patients and medics targeted


"Syrian medical workers are being placed in an impossible situation - forced to choose between treating wounded people and preserving their own safety," said Cilina Nasser.

"The Syrian authorities must see sense and urgently act to ensure that all patients are treated equally, without discrimination based on their suspected political loyalties or activities."

“Anyone, whether a health worker or a member of the security forces, who is suspected of delaying, obstructing or interfering in the work of health workers providing treatment to the wounded must be held to account.”

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