The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that it had submitted a report to the UN Human Rights Committee on the grossest violations the Assad regime committed in Syria in the past four years.
In a press release issued on Thursday, the Network said that the report focused on extrajudicial killing, detention, enforced disappearance, torture, restriction of freedom of expression, mass forcible displacement of civilians, and looting of property from August 2016 to August 2020.
The report indicated that the Assad regime killed at least 13,278 civilians, including 1,445 women and 2,773 children in the reporting period, adding that those comprise 31 percent of the victims.
The monitoring group went on to say that it recorded no fewer than 52 chemical attacks by the Assad regime in the same period. It also highlighted the tactics the regime used to force civilians into submission, most notably siege, starvation, and blocking of humanitarian access. These tactics led to the death of around 109 civilians, including 33 children and 19 women, the Network said.
The Network pointed out that the Assad regime forces committed extrajudicial killings through three main patterns: torture until death, execution following mock trials, and indiscriminate or deliberate bombardment of residential neighborhoods.
The Assad regime continues to show utter disregard for human rights and the principles of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Network said, adding that Syria witnessed mass human rights violations at the hands of the Assad regime after 2011. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)