The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) called on the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on the Assad regime, stressing that the Assad regime and its allies bear full responsibility for the imposition of international sanctions for committing atrocities against the Syrian people.
In a report released on Tuesday, the rights group said that the Syrian people have been subjected to various types of violations by the ruling authority, ranging from extrajudicial killings to torture and enforced disappearance, up to and including the use of chemical weapons against them, with a large proportion of these violations having already been classified as crimes against humanity and war crimes.
“The current toll of victims stands at no fewer than 198,532 civilians who have been killed by Syrian Regime forces, including 22,523 children, 11,732 women (adult female), 657 medical personnel, 158 Civil Defense personnel, and 544 media workers, in addition to 14,009 persons who died as a result of torture.”
The report said that “at least 127,916 individuals, including 3,469 children and 7,721 women (adult female), are still detained in the prisons of Syrian Regime forces, while at least 82,000 individuals have been forcibly disappeared.”
According to the report, the Assad regime has carried out at least 216 chemical weapons attacks, 217 cluster munition attacks, and 19 incendiary weapons attacks on populated areas, while at least 77,146 barrel bombs have been dropped by Syrian regime helicopters and warplanes.
“At least 14.2 million people have been internally displaced or made refugees as a result of attacks carried out by Syrian-Russian-Iranian alliance forces.”
The report “points out that the complete failure of the UN Security Council in its mission in Syria led a number of countries around the world to assume some of their responsibilities towards punishing the Syrian regime and achieving some kind of accountability against its brutal practices.”
The United States, the European Union and other countries have already imposed economic and political sanctions against the regime in order to force it to change his criminal behavior and engage in a political solution. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)