Carney issues Tues statement calling on gov’t to respect citizens’ “universal rights” and “basic freedoms.”
And: HRW says Syria banning medical access to protesters.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
April 12, 2011
Statement by the Press Secretary on Syria
We are deeply concerned by reports that Syrians who have been wounded by their government are being denied access to medical care. The escalating repression by the Syrian government is outrageous, and the United States strongly condemns the continued efforts to suppress peaceful protesters. 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.