Head of the National Commission for Detainees and Missing Persons, Yasser Al-Farhan, welcomed the European Union’s decision to extend the sanctions imposed on five regime-linked individuals and entities involved in war crimes against civilians in Syria.
The European Union had announced restrictive measures on nine individuals, five of whom are linked to the regime, the Assad regime’s Center for Studies and Scientific Research, and four individuals involved in the Salisbury attack in Britain.
Al-Farhan stressed that the world must prevent impunity for those involved in war crimes as a key for redressing the victims.
Al-Farhan said that the Assad regime, which lives off crimes, has committed the most heinous crimes against the Syrian people using various means and methods, including the use of chemical weapons.
He pointed out that every day that passes without reaching a political solution and achieving a political transition in Syria means the Assad regime will commit new crimes against civilians.
Al-Farhan expressed his support for international stances that begun to appear more clearly towards those involved in war crimes against the Syrian people. He called for accountability mechanisms to be put into place and for adopting measures outside the UN Security Council in order to immediately initiate the accountability processes. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)