Association “Landmine Survivors Initiatives” joins the call from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) to condemn the use of landmines in Syria.
This week, colleagues from the Human Rights Watch documented the use of landmines by Syria alongside border with Turkey, on a road used by thousands of Syrians while fleeing in Turkey. Just recently, a family of five was killed in an attempt to cross a mine-field.
In November 2011, Syrian army also used landmines on border with Lebanon when several persons were killed, including a 15-year old boy.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a country highly affected by landmines and cluster munitions, has a first hand experience on multiple negative consequences of the use of this weapon. As signatory to international treaties, Bosnia and Herzegovina received significant international support for mine action and implementation of the said treaties, but also committed to support international efforts to put an end to the use of landmines and cluster munitions in other regions and countries.
As the ICBL member, we call relevant authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina to join the ICBL appeal and publicly condemn use of landmines in Syria.
Please find attached the ICBL press release with more information.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 March 2012 09:58 )