Navi Pillay refers Syria's case to International Criminal Court
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Navi Pillay refers Syria's case to International Criminal Court

Damascus : Syria | Jul 03, 2012 at 9:32 AM PDT
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Syria's Ambassador to the UN has slammed the High Commissioner for Human Rights , 13 December 2011

In wake of continuous gruesome killings in Syria, the UN Human Rights Chief, Navi Pillay, called for referral to the International Criminal Court on Monday. She said:"I believe the evidence points the commission of crimes against humanity." She quoted several human rights violations that provide rationale for referral of Syria’s case to International Criminal Court, like arbitrary detention, attacks on hospitals, extreme use of artillery and killings of suspected government informants.

Despite World Powers' agreement on latest Syria's Peace Plan to end bloody Syrian crisis, the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria has told CNN that 114 people were reportedly killed on Monday. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights further informed that the Syrian government is using heavy artillery and mortar fire targeting number of villages.

A recent report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday, has revealed that Syrian intelligence agencies are running number of torture centers across the countries. According to the statistics maintained by CNN, the death toll is more than 14,000 since the Syrian uprising escalated in March 2011. On the other hand the United Nations stated death toll is more than 10,000. Since Syrian regime has restricted International watchdogs, the real number of causalities can not be reported which may increase the reported stats.

The unending bloodshed in Syria will certainly not help its regime to avoid ultimate political transition which has paid price of thousands of lives including innocent children and women. The situation calls an active engagement of World Powers to ensure successfull implementation of Peace Plan approved in Geneva,to end violence in Syria.

Source: CNN

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