Criminal investigators say they have built a case documenting the widespread torture and murder of Syrian detainees by the Assad regime, relying on official photos and meticulous documents. More than 700,000 pages from Syrian intelligence and security archives have been smuggled out by the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA), an independent group of legal experts, through a secret network. "The documentation is, in the main, generated by the…
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday expressed concern over the latest report by the International Commission of Inquiry on Syria to the UN Human Rights Council. Saudi Arabia also voiced concern over the scale of the crimes against humanity and war crimes being committed by the Assad regime and its allied militias against the Syrian people. Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Mutairi, head of the Kingdom's human rights committee delegation to…
The top UN human rights official called on Tuesday for tens of thousands of detainees to be released from Assad’s prisons and for torturers and executioners to be brought to justice as part of a lasting peace. "Today in a sense the entire country has become a torture-chamber; a place of savage horror and absolute injustice," said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein. He said it…
As war crimes and crimes against humanity continue to go unpunished in Syria, two international rights group have launched online campaigns calling on world leaders to take immediate action to deliver justice, truth, and reparation to the millions of victims of the conflict. The campaigns were launched by Amnesty International and Handicap International to mark the sixth anniversary of the revolution which has left over 320,000 people killed, a million…
More than 800 health workers have been killed in “acts of war crimes” in Syria since 2011, including hospital bombings, shootings, torture and executions perpetrated mainly by the Assad regime forces, researchers said on Wednesday. The Assad regime and its Russian allies have used health care as a weapon of war, according to an analysis published in The Lancet medical journal. This “weaponization” of health care, the report said, “has…
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