The Syrian Legal Commission said that Russia and the Assad regime are committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in the provinces of Idlib and Hama, calling on the United Nations to enforce its charter and to stop the crimes against the Syrian people.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Commission called on the UN Security Council to shoulder its responsibility with regards to the maintaining of international peace and security and to protect Syrian civilians from genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes being committed by Russia, Iran and the Assad regime and their militias.
The Commission stressed the need to stop the violations of the four Geneva Conventions and their Protocols, the International Humanitarian Law, International Law, the United Nations Charter, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
The statement pointed out that Russia, Iran and the Assad regime are using the fight against terrorism as a pretext to attack Idlib province as they are killing civilians and forcing tens of thousands out of their homes.
The actions of the Russian, Iranian and the Assad forces were violating the Idlib agreement, the rules of international humanitarian law and customary international law.
The Commission called on the international community to enforce its charter and to stop the ongoing crimes against the Syrian people by all possible means. It pointed out that Russia, Iran and the Assad regime were seeking to commit crimes of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Syrian people in the provinces of Hama and Idlib and displacing hundreds of thousands under the pretext of fighting terrorism.
President of the Syrian Coalition, Abdurrahman Mustafa, called on the international community and the major players in Syria to put an end to the Assad regime and Russian onslaught on Idlib, adding that Russia is still refusing to abide by the agreements in place and seeking to “shore up the Assad regime.”
Britain, Germany and France on Monday called for an end to the military escalation in northwestern Syria, saying they were gravely concerned at recent violence which had led to the death of more than 120 civilians. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)