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Syria child trauma ‘appalling’ – Save the Children

Children in Syria are subjected to “appalling” torture, imprisonment and abduction, and these atrocities should be better documented, a report by British charity Save the Children says.   Drawing on the testimony of Syrian refugee children, the charity calls on … Continue reading

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UN report backs claims of war crimes in Syria

United Nations investigators say they have expanded a secret list of Syrians and military units suspected of committing war crimes during the 18-month-old conflict between President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and his opponents. The human rights investigators, led by Paulo Pinheiro, … Continue reading

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Syria’s UN human rights envoy defects in Geneva

GENEVA — Syria’s top representative at the UN Human Rights Council said Monday he had defected because he no longer felt able in that position to do anything for the Syrian people. “Basically, when I felt I could not help … Continue reading

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UK Report Accuses Syria of Targeting Children

By: Selah Hennessy ​​LONDON — A report published Monday by a British group that helps children in conflict zones said Syrian children are being “deliberately targeted” and documents hundreds of deaths and recruitment for armed conflict. War Child is a … Continue reading

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Syria Torture Accounts Reinforce Human Rights Concerns

By: James Reynolds “They kicked us in the head,” says Ahmed, a former Arabic teacher from the Idlib province of northern Syria. “They took their boots and forced them into our mouths. They did this to make us say ‘There … Continue reading

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UN: Human Rights Violations in Syria Escalating

By: Lisa Schlein GENEVA – U.N. investigators say the situation in Syria “is dangerously and quickly deteriorating.” They say gross violations of human rights, including torture and summary executions, are escalating and being committed by both sides. The investigators also … Continue reading

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Syria questions integrity of U.N. council

The Syrian envoy to the U.N. Human Rights Council said it was wrong to politicize the conflict while some parties were arming members of the opposition. The U.N. Human Rights Council met Wednesday to discuss the ongoing crisis Syria. Eileen … Continue reading

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Syrian violence escalates as UN prepares for conference

By: Ian Black Evidence gathered by UN investigators in Syria shows human rights violations, including executions “on an alarming scale”, according to a new report on a conflict that is spiralling into “deeper and more destructive violence” and in which … Continue reading

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U.N.: Syria violence as bad, if not worse, than before ceasefire agreed

The violence in Syria has matched or exceeded levels from before the April ceasefire agreement, the United Nations said Wednesday, as it suggested that government troops could be behind the killing of more than 100 civilians in the village of … Continue reading

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‘Fierce clashes’ in Syria, 86 killed: NGO

Rebel forces and Syrian army units engaged in deadly combat around elite Republican Guard posts in the suburbs of Damascus on Tuesday, as 86 people were killed across the country, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights … Continue reading

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