The taking of hostages is a blatant violation of international law. We call for the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages. Pending their release, they are all entitled to be treated with humanity and respect. This includes the receipt of proper medical care and supply of essential medication for those who need it, and the provision of information regarding the hostages and means of communication with them.
We call upon the international community, including all states and relevant international organizations to pressure those holding the hostages to release them all immediately. Continue reading >>