Office of the UN human rights: the death toll in Syria 2700
By Rizwan Khatik - Tue Sep 20, 4:22 am
GENEVA: The Office of Human Rights at the United Nations on Monday that Syrian security forces killed 2700 of anti-government protesters since the beginning of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad in March, including at least 100 children.
Said Kyung-wha Kang Deputy UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said her office is ready to send a secret list of 50 people suspected of links to crimes against humanity, Aram has signed the International Criminal Court if the Security Council referred the situation in Syria to the court based in The Hague.
And called on the Assad government to cooperate with the international investigation into the bloodshed, to ensure accountability for all perpetrators of violations “and put an end to Alaqlat culture of impunity in the country.”
Kang said in a speech before the UN Human Rights Council of the UN “Even today, killing 2,700 people, including at least 100 children at the hands of the army and security forces since the start of mass protests in mid-March.”
“I concluded my talk by stressing the importance of accountability of perpetrators of crimes against humanity. The Bureau found that it is possible that such crimes were committed in Syria,” referring to a UN report released in August.
Said Kang in response to questions on the list of officers, which includes 50 people alleged to have committed violations, “if you interfere Court (ICC) and requested the assistance of the Office in any stage of its investigation into the violations in Syria will be the office ready to provide them with information including the confidential list of names as needed. “
He said French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, speaking in New York also said that Syria must be held accountable for crimes against humanity.
Kang told the Council, which includes 47 countries that Syrian security forces, “backed by tanks, helicopters and snipers,” crush the protests continue, including in the cities of Homs, Lattakia and Damascus and shield.
She said the large-scale attack in Homs this month left at least 23 civilians dead and dozens injured. “I received the news out with Syrian security forces forcibly from the hospital including the operating rooms in Homs and prevented medical personnel from reaching the injured.”