Amnesty investigator: Syria rebels also committing abuses

By REUTERS
July 14, 2012 03:43

 
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WASHINGTON - Some Syrian rebel fighters are committing human rights abuses as they battle the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad, although these incidents pale in comparison to the government's campaign of violence, a senior human rights investigator said on Friday.

Donatella Rovera, an investigator with the rights group Amnesty International who recently spent several weeks in Syria, said it was clear that some opposition supporters had resorted to brutal tactics as they target members of the security forces.

"They capture people, we've seen evidence of them having beaten them up ... and in some cases they have killed them," Rovera told Reuters.

"Can it get much worse? It certainly can."

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