UN accuses Syrian leadership of crimes against humanity

There’s a long way to go before this is over, but Assad and the Syrian leadership will eventually either die like Gaddafi or in a prison in The Hague. The Guardian:

The United Nations has drawn up a list of the most senior officials in the Syrian regime, including, it is claimed, President Bashar al-Assad himself, who it says should be investigated for ordering “crimes against humanity” and other gross human rights violations.

The sealed report prepared by the UN-appointed independent international commission of inquiry on Syria has been handed over to the UN high commissioner for human rights.

While it accuses both parties to the conflict of torture and extra-judicial executions, it says that the opposition’s rights violations are in no way “comparable in scale and organisation” to the abuses being carried out by the Assad regime, which have led to thousands of deaths.


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