Torture devices and evidence of abuse have been found in government-controlled prisons in the city of Raqqa, the first city to come under the control of the opposition, a report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) claims.
Despite the fact that Carla del Ponte, a former prosecutor for U.N. tribunals investigating war crimes in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, has talked only of “suspicions” regarding the Syrian opposition’s possible use of chemical weapons, her comments have gained a lot of attention over the weekend.
The international community has so far failed to fulfill its full duties towards the Syrian people. This must change.
We will be presenting a petition calling upon the government to support the Syrian people using all possible political, diplomatic and economic means.
Carl Packman writes a letter to George Galloway, reminding him of his record as, to quote the the prime minister, a supporter of “brutal Arab dictators”.
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David Cameron today pressed China and Russia to act on Syria as $1.5bn was pledged for the UN aid operation and more unspeakable horror was uncovered in Aleppo.
Syria: Amnesty International this morning revealed further, chilling details of life in Aleppo under the tyranny of Assad’s army thugs and Shabiha militia.
Foreign secretary William Hague today reassured the Syrian people they were “not forgotten”, vowing to rid them of President Assad – with “no option ruled out”.
Today’s Times carries the most graphic account of the Houla massacre in which 49 children were slaughtered by regime forces.
The savagery of the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continues to worsen with each passing day, reports Shamik Das.
Ben Mitchell argues that the examples of Iraq and Libya are scaring western governments from intervening in Syria – and maybe that’s a good thing, he says.