UN urges Syrian regime to allow in humanitarian aid

UN Human Rights Council condemned undiscriminated violence against civilians in Syria.

UN urges Syrian regime to allow in humanitarian aid

World Bulletin / News Desk

UN Human Rights Council urged Syrian regime to allow humanitarian aid into the country, condemning human rights violations and undiscriminated violence against civilian people.

In a bill voted on on Friday, the council expressed support of the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Syria, also urging all armed groups in the country to avoid retaliation, violence and sexual assault.

The statement also expressed deep concern over "the findings of the independent international commission of inquiry and also the allegations contained in the evidence presented by a former Syrian official nicknamed “Caesar” in January 2014 regarding the torture and execution of persons incarcerated by the current Syrian regime."

"Caesar", who served for 13 years as an army police officer in Syria, supplied photos of the tortured and executed detainees to an inquiry team based in the UK.

Syria has been gripped by almost constant fighting since the regime launched a violent crackdown in response to anti-government protests in March 2011, triggering a conflict, which has spiraled into a civil war.

The UN has stopped updating its death toll for the country because an official count had become too difficult to verify. At least 100,000 deaths were recorded in the last official count in July 2013.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Haziran 2014, 17:09