According to The New York Times, a United Nations evaluated the situation in Syria and concluded that “gross human rights violations” had been ordered by the Syrian government amounting to crimes against humanity.
The 72-page report that was published by the panel said that the Free Syrian Army also committed abuses, but those were not “comparable in scale and organization to those carried out by the state.”
The report continued by stating that Syria is “on the brink” of Civil War and that civilians had been tortured and killed.
“The continuation of the crisis carries the risk of radicalizing the population, deepening inter-communal tensions and eroding the fabric of society,” according to the report.
I could have told you that they were committing crimes against humanity (and the United Nations probably knew it, too). It was pretty obvious. But I am glad that it has officially been declared by the United Nations. Hopefully, this means that the people of Syria will not have to sit idly waiting to die for much longer. Hopefully, this means that the United Nations will take more aggressive actions other than having a non-binding solution.
Gross injustices have been carried out in Syria and it is about time that those who committed these crimes be held accountable so that the people of Syria can begin to pick up the pieces of their lives.