Amnesty: 'Compelling evidence' of crimes against humanity in Syria

Amnesty: 'Compelling evidence' of crimes against humanity in Syria

Amnesty International has said the Syrian government may have committed crimes against humanity by using "lethal" force and "torturing" detainees.

In its annual report, the human rights watchdog describes how regime forces deployed tanks in residential areas, shot dead peaceful protesters, detained thousands, used torture and held prisoners incommunicado.

It says there is "compelling evidence" of government forces "committing crimes against humanity".

Amnesty is also critical of the UN Security Council for failing to refer President Bashar Al-Assad to the International Criminal Court.

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