Syrian National Coalition calls to hold Assad accountable for his crimes

The Syrian National Coalition calls to hold Assad accountable for crimes against humanity and genocide.

In effect, according to NGO such as Human Rights Watch,and the Special Envoy to Syria, Assad is responsible for crimes against humanity by his use of torture, of enforced disappearance, especially in the prison of Sadnaya.

The United Nations has a responsibility to end this genocide.

We know that in this prison there were gas ovens, like in Nazi ones.

Human Rights Watch published a report on the deaths in this prison, based on the Caesar Report, If the Dead Could Speak. Between 2011 and 2015, approximately 13000 persons have died in this jail.

According to the Special Envoy to Syria, the detainees are numerous, and they  are systematically tortured .We still don’t know the exact number of the disappeared, but this problem must be put on the table at future negotiations on the political transition.

The use  of chemical weapons constitute  a war crime; the practice of assassination of activists, like the  recent assassination of Raed Al Faris, is a supplementary proof of his crimes.

Assad must be held accountable at the ICC at The Hague for crimes against humanity  ,  says President Mustafa , President of the Syrian National Coalition.

He is responsible for a genocide for having deliberately exterminated his own people : siege, starvation,  bombing of his own population , constitute a genocide, according to the Rome Statute.

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For genocide, he must be judged at the ICC. There will be no political transition with Assad at the head of the power.

The first step is to hold him accountable both for crimes against humanity and for genocide and to judge him at the ICC according to the Rome Statute.

President Mustafa stresses on this point, and calls the international community to support the Coalition .

There is no other  conclusion than: judge Assad for crimes against humanity and genocide.

 

 

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