Friday, November 11, 2011

Syria Accused Of Crimes Against Humanity...And still the International Community does Nothing - 11th Nov 2011

The Syrian regime has committed crimes against humanity during its ongoing crackdown in Homs, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.

The organisation says there is evidence of "systematic abuse" of civilians by government forces, including unlawful killings and torture.

It has urged the Arab League to suspend Syria when it meets to discuss the crisis at an emergency meeting this weekend.

The group has also called for the UN Security Council to impose sanctions and an arms embargo on the Syrian regime.

Its report focuses on violations by the Syrian security forces between April and August, when 587 civilians were killed in the city of Homs and the surrounding governate. Read More