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Rep. Kinzinger Leads Letter Urging Sec. Kerry to Investigate and Prosecute Syrian War Crimes

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Washington, June 28, 2016 | Maura Gillespie (202-225-3635) | comments
This week, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) released a letter that he and ten of his House colleagues sent to Secretary of State John Kerry urging the Administration to investigate and prosecute Syrian officials for war crimes against humanity.
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Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) released a letter that he and ten of his House colleagues sent to Secretary of State John Kerry urging the Administration to investigate and prosecute Syrian officials for war crimes against humanity.  The Administration has the tools they need to apply more pressure on dictator Bashar al Assad, and its well past time that they should take action.  

The Members of Congress who signed the letter did so on behalf of the innocent people of Syria who have been brutally murdered under the Assad regime.  This letter calls on the Secretary of State to use all tools necessary to hold those Syrian officials accountable for the brutality they are committing and to reinvigorate faith in America’s commitment to seeking justice for the victims.

“Given the wealth of documentation on the crimes committed during this Syrian war, it is very possible to launch investigations and prosecutions into national courts on these heinous atrocities,” said Rep. Kinzinger.  “We owe it to the innocent people of Syria to bring justice against the Assad regime and to prosecute those responsible for genocide. I’m grateful to my colleagues for signing this letter and joining me in urging the Administration to step up and take action.”  

Representative Kinzinger is joined by the following Members of Congress in sending this letter (attached) to Secretary Kerry:

Rep. André Carson (D-IN)

Rep. Bob Dold (R-IL)

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)

Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA)

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA)

Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA)

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)

Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN)

Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)

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