November 28th, 2011
09:53 AM ET

UN report: Syrian forces commit 'gross violations' of human rights

Syrian security forces have committed "gross violations of human rights" since anti-government protests began in March, a United Nations report released Monday said.

The U.N. independent international commission on Syria's assessment was based on interviews with 223 victims and witnesses, but observers were not allowed access to the country, the report said.

According to the report, evidence "documents patterns of summary execution, arbitrary arrest, enforced disappearance, torture, including sexual violence, as well as violations of children's rights."

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  1. Miranda

    Can we expect anything less from a gross country?

    November 28, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. sjdsh

    AlJazeerat/cnn has a goal for its media war: the flowing blood of Syria-n people.Congrats!

    November 28, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hmmmm

    Cnn has nothing to do with it...Syria is doing a fine job of killing their citizens on their own...all Cnn does is report the atrocities...prove otherwise or shut up.

    November 28, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. LetsMakeAdeal

    Assad needs to be kidnapped, Tried and then put in the Guillotine.

    November 28, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. DĐŻ.RUFFNUTT

    what we consider gross might be normal over there...

    November 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. **cosmicvox *

    @D.RUFFNUTT, Like Snuffing Protesters?

    November 29, 2011 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  7. rhonda Kaissi

    No country in the world will allow protesters to be armed and killing people.The Syrian government is fighting AL-Qaeda just like we are fighting Al-Qaeda . Just remember September 11th then we all should appreciate what syria is doing to fight these barbarian with no principal accept killing. If you have a doubt what these protesters are. Ask this simple question, how can AL-Zawahiri, the leader of AL-Qaeda, and the united States be supporting the Syrian protesters?

    December 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |