Syria accused of crimes against humanity
Pro-democracy protesters demonstrate against President Bashar al-Assad's regime outside the Arab league headquarters in Cairo on November 2, 2011.
November 11th, 2011
08:44 AM ET

Syria accused of crimes against humanity

The Syrian government's "systematic" crackdown on civilians amounts to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued Friday.

The watchdog group has already urged the Arab League to press President Bashar al-Assad's government to allow human rights monitors into the country. Now, it is urging the Arab League, which has called an emergency meeting in Cairo on Saturday, to suspend Syria's membership and to ask the United Nations Security Council to impose sanctions.

It also said Syria should be referred to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands.

Human Rights Watch said the Syrian regime has engaged in "the systematic nature of abuses against civilians ... including torture and unlawful killings."

It based its 63-page report on more than 110 interviews with victims and witnesses from the besieged city and governorate of Homs, which has emerged as the epicenter of the months-long uprising.

The death toll climbed again on Friday as the Local Coordinating Committee, a network of opposition groups, reported violent clashes across Syria. It said 10 people were killed, six of them in Homs.

Human Rights Watch said Syrian security forces have killed 104 people (not including Friday's deaths) in Homs since November 2, when al-Assad agreed to abide by an Arab League proposal to halt all violence, release all detainees, withdraw all armed elements from populated areas and allow unfettered access to the nation by journalists and Arab League monitors.

But none of that has happened, according to the daily reports streaming out of Syria.

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  1. banasy©

    I'm an expert at it, since he does this sh!t to me all the time!
    He's frequently wrong, as you know now; hush-hush, mum's the word! 😉
    SEE how he makes gigantic leaps?

    November 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    How easy it is for these nuts to accuse Bashar al Assad of Syria, but what about Barack Obama who has far more blood on his hands than he does? It makes me sick that Barack Obama in spite of all this stands to be reelected next year!!! This makes Obama living proof of just how fair life is not!!!

    November 11, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy

      Well said, Joey. Thank you. Yes, Barack Obama does need to be held accountable for his actions but won't, sadly enough!!!

      November 11, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • NORM

      Are you ignorant or stupid? Obama DOES NOT KILL HIS OWN PEOPLE...You for one are some crazy focker

      November 16, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Are you really likening Assad To Obama? Does Obama send teh military establishment to kill scores of his own citizens? Better question, does he even have teh power to do so? Listen you can hate the U.S. all you want, but at least sound a little rational when doing it. No one can take you serious when you say ridiculousness like that.

      November 17, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    @ J I-F

    May be. Why spare Bush-Cheny- Rumsfeld Inc. ?

    November 11, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    @saywhat:
    That's the George patton troll, that's not the real JIF.

    November 11, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy

      Talk about trolling, what do you call what you're doing to me here??? I'm the true banasy here just like the 1:04 post was posted by the true Joey Isotta-Fraschini above.

      November 11, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Andreas Moser

    We kind of knew that already.

    November 11, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    **Yawn**

    Oh, goody.
    He trolled me.
    Dolt.
    Shut up.

    November 11, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Egypt

    This is what is happening in Syria

    why nobody talks about it !!!!!
    where is the NATO

    November 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      So you're saying the arab league can't handle this? What about egypt's military? Oh wait.. They are busy reminding egyptians that they are still in charge..

      I think it boils down to dollars and cents.. What, exactly, is it worth to you?

      November 11, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. DJR

    Syria charged with crimes against humanity? Are you kidding me? I'm shocked!!! Whoda ever thought that SYRIA would do such a thing??

    November 11, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. pmk1953

    If I rubbed Preparation H on my screen, will it make the hemorrhoids go away?

    November 11, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hughie

    Laser burn them hemmorhoids off.

    November 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Avser Bastian

    WHITES ARE NOT WELCOME IN AMERICA ANY LONGER !!! WE DON'T NEED YOU ANY MORE !!!

    OUT OF AMERICA WITH WHITES NOW !!!

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    OR
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    EXILING WHITES WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE AND IMPORTING NON WHITES IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS COMPLETELY FREE.

    THIS NEWS IS RELATED TO WALL-STREET PROTESTS...NOT ANTI WALL-STREET, BUT ANTI WHITES !!!

    ANTI WALL-STREET PROTESTS ARE ALSO KNOWN UNDER ZIONIST "TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP" IN AMERICA FROM HANDS OF WHITE AMERICANS TO SO CALLED "MINORITIES"(COMMUNISM). Wall street protesters are Obama's raise of the planet Apes army which spread from London per Zionist Washington DC and communist Moscow where Mr. SOVIET UNION NUMBER TWO or new Stalin is in place = PUTIN

    ANTI WALL-STREET PROTEST MOVEMENT IS LED BY SO CALLED "ANONYMOUS" !!

    Anonymous !!? REALLY !!?

    NOW TELL ME WHO IS ANONYMOUS IN A POLICE STATE WHERE WE ARE SURVEILLANCED 24/7 !!? WHO !!?

    NOBODY !!! ABSOLUTELY NOBODY IS ANONYMOUS IN A POLICE STATE AND NOR ARE THOSE WHO MADE YOU PROTEST FOR THEIR SAKE OR WHAT MULTICULTURALISM(animal Apartheid) IS !!! http://multiculturalismisterrorism.blogspot.com

    GREEK CRISES !!! We are all Greece...find out who wants to burn not only what is Greece, but is burning our countries for over 66 years now !!! http://burnbabyburnahaha.blogspot.com

    November 12, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. NORM

    Assad like Khadafi and others...ie. Hitler have met and will meet their end with the same violence
    that they dished out. Assad did you not watch the news about khadafi how he tried to escape in a gutter.??

    YOU FATE WILL BE THE SAME. YOU WILL HAVE TO ANSWER TO 3500 INNOCENT SYRIANS KILLED!!

    November 16, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
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