Friday, June 17, 2011

The UN report executions and torture in Syria

Syrian security forces developed executions, mass arrests and torture to repress the protests for democracy, said Wednesday the office of the UN human rights, in a report that could lead to a response tougher global. Entire villages have been besieged, including Deraa, preventing civilians from fleeing and depriving many food and access to medical treatment, especially the wounded, stressed the UN, reports Reuters.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said the crackdown in mid-March by President Bashar al-Assad has left over 1,100 dead and 10,000 prisoners. The main group of Syrian activists behind the protests said Sunday that the number of civilians killed by repression amounted to 1,300.
The United Nations said helicopter gunships were used during the assault on the cities of al-Jisr Shughur, causing more than 7,000 Syrians seek refuge from the Turkish side of the border.

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