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EU: Sanction Syrian Oil Now!

To the Heads of State of Germany, France, Italy:

We call on you to urgently lead EU-wide sanctions on Syrian oil exports. With minimal consequences to the EU oil supply, this would dry up funding to the Syrian security forces who are killing and torturing the Syrian people.

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For months, Syria's brutal President Assad has paid henchmen to wage war on his own people. Governments across the world have condemned these atrocities, but key European leaders could cut off the cash flow that finances this bloodbath.

Germany, France and Italy are the three main importers of Syrian oil. If they move to impose immediate EU sanctions, Assad's slaughter funds will dry up. Assad has ignored political appeals for him to rein in his assault, and EU leaders have discussed ramping up sanctions, but only a massive global outcry will push them to act urgently.

We have no time to lose -- every day dozens of Syrians are shot, tortured or disappeared simply for calling for basic democratic rights. The EU can stop subsidising it now. Sign the petition to EU heads of state to immediately adopt oil sanctions on Syria:
Posted: 10 August  2011

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