Friday, August 19, 2011

The UN evidenced crimes against humanity in the repression in Syria

The UN said Thursday that there are indications of crimes against humanity in the systematic repression by the Government of Syria's opposition and civil unrest. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights released the report prepared by the mission she has researched extensively the situation in Syria, in which numerous cases of killings and disappearances, torture, illegal detention and harassment.

"The mission found a pattern of violation of Human Rights, widespread and systematic attacks against civilians, which may represent crimes against humanity, as required by Article 7 of the Rome Statute," the report said. The mission collected and corroborated witness statements of "numerous summary executions" in the context of the repression of demonstrations against the regime of President Bashar Assad, and provides the identities of 353 victims of these executions.

The High Commissioner also alleged that members of the Syrian security forces posing as protesters "to encourage the riots" and considers the disproportionate response of the government in Damascus to "the violent incidents caused by a minority of participants in some events." "The disproportionate use of force by the army and Syrian security forces violated international obligations by Syria on Human Rights," the UN agency, which insists on the spirit of "peaceful majority" of civil protest.

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