UN wives appeal to Asma al-Assad

Wives of two UN ambassadors release a video urging Syrian first lady to "stop your husband".

    A new online video has called on Asma al-Assad, the wife of Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, to stand up for peace and stop her husband's brutal crackdown on anti-government demonstrators.

    The video was conceived and produced by Huberta von Voss-Wittig, the wife of the German ambassador to the United Nations, and Sheila Lyall Grant, the wife of the UK ambassador.

    Both countries have taken a hard line against Assad and Syria at the UN, and now Voss-Wittig and Lyall Grant are coming down just as hard on Asma al-Assad, who has stood by her husband.

    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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