The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that at least 56 members of the newly elected ‘People Assembly’ of the Assad regime are involved in gross violations amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity.
In a report issued on Friday, the Network said that the parliamentary elections the Assad regime has recently held in the areas under its control are valueless as no political solution has been reached yet. It stressed that the results of the elections have always been rigged in advance in favor of the Baath Party.
The report pointed out that although the Baath Party claims to have millions of members, it has never nominated any of them for the presidency since 1971 as the Assad family has monopolized power for the past fifty years.
The report called on the UN envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, to be more strict with the Assad regime towards its blatant violations of UN Security Council resolutions related to the political process. It indicated that failure to take a clear, firm stance will encourage the regime to torpedo all chances of a political solution.
The Network called upon the UN Security Council to condemn the Assad regime’s violation of its resolutions. It also called for ratcheting up pressure on the regime to seriously engage in a political transition towards pluralism and democracy within a period of time not exceeding 18 months.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)