Mary Creagh

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Mary Creagh MP speaks in Parliament on humanitarian crisis in Aleppo

As Russian and Iranian backed regime forces closed in on Aleppo last week, reports have emerged of summary executions, of fleeing civilians being bombed, and of men and boys being separated from their families in a chilling echo of the Srebrenica genocide. I spoke in Labour’s emergency debate on Syria in the House of Commons last Tuesday and challenged Boris Johnson on his plan for British aid workers trapped in East Aleppo, and for a humanitarian resolution. Read my speech here: https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2016-12-13a.639.0#g662.0   

 

 

This week, on BBC2’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, I spoke to Zouhir Al Shimale, a journalist trapped in eastern Aleppo. Zouhir urged people to protest against Russia and Syria’s war crimes, despite the building he was in being shelled during his interview. Listening to him in the BBC studio, I feared he would be killed, on air, on Skype, during our conversation. I fought back tears as I told him that history would remember his courage, his narrative, his witness, which would be used to hold the war criminals accountable. Watch the interview here: https://www.facebook.com/marycreaghwakefield/videos/1188342484535755/  

Let’s not kid ourselves that he, and Russia, will stop at Aleppo. Two-thirds of Syria is still outside Assad’s control, and there will be consequences for the West’s future peace and security. I have written an article for the New European available to read here: http://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/mp_mary_creagh_voted_against_intervention_in_syria_now_she_regrets_it_1_4819816

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