Syria crisis: rebel war crimes increasing says Amnesty • Rebels resorting to kidnap, torture and summary killings

• Amnesty International has documented an increase in war crimes and other human rights abuses committed by rebel groups including hostage taking, torture and summary killings. Its Middle East and North Africa deputy director Ann Harrison said: “While the vast majority of war crimes and other gross violations continue to be committed by government forces, our research also points to an escalation in abuses by armed opposition groups. If left unaddressed such practices risk becoming more and more entrenched – it is imperative that all those concerned know they will be held accountable for their actions.”

Source: Guardian UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2013/mar/14/syria-crisis-rebel-war-crimes-rising-amnesty-live#block-5141f32fb5799f28f712f5d3

Categories: Arab World, Asia, Syria

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