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Parliamentary questions
14 January 2013
E-000332-13
Question for written answer
to the Commission (Vice-President/High Representative)
Rule 117
Zbigniew Ziobro (EFD)

 Subject:  VP/HR — The situation of Christians in Syria
 Answer(s) 

On 30 December, units of the Free Syrian Army operating in the vicinity of the town of Hama reported the deaths of about 100 Christians in the village of Zaghbat after they had used them as human shields. The Christianity Today website has also raised the alarm about such incidents. The Free Syrian Army is structurally subordinated to the Syrian National Council, from which it receives the means to operate and from which it also receives orders — the same Syrian National Council which has gained the support of the EU.

1. Does the High Representative know about the murders in Zaghbat?

2. Will the situation of Christians in Syria be raised at the next meeting of the EU with representatives of the Syrian National Council? I am thinking in particular of the brutal actions of rebels in various districts of Homs, where hundreds of Christians have been driven out and valuable second-century churches destroyed. I would also like to request information about the current state of talks being conducted with the Syrian National Council on the question of the situation of Christians.

3. What financial and material resources have been allocated by the EU as part of its support for the Syrian National Council?

Original language of question: PLOJ C 346 E, 27/11/2013
Last updated: 4 February 2013Legal notice