The White House issued a statement Tuesday expressing its concern that the Syrian government is preventing medical personnel and others from reaching wounded protesters, as well as not allowing injured protesters access to hospitals and denying basic Human Rights.
“We are deeply concerned by reports that Syrians who have been wounded by their government are being denied access to medical care,” the White House said in a statement.
“The escalating repression by the Syrian government is outrageous, and the United States strongly condemns the continued efforts to suppress peaceful protesters,” the statement continued.
Human Rights Watch issued a report Tuesday after interviewing 20 witnesses from three Syrian towns in which it urged Syrian authorities to allow injured protesters unimpeded access to medical treatment and to stop using unjustified lethal force against anti-government protesters.
The White House in its statement said in strong terms that “President Assad and the Syrian government must respect the universal rights of the Syrian people, who are rightly demanding the basic freedoms that they have been denied.”