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Assad tops list of Syria war crimes suspects handed to ICC

GENEVA - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad tops a list of 20 sample war crimes indictments of government officials and rebels drafted by experts for prosecution someday, a former international war crimes prosecutor said on Tuesday.
The list has been handed to the International Criminal Court (ICC), citing for each incident a specific violation of the Rome statute under which a suspect could be charged, according to David Crane, an ex-chief prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone and now head of the Syria Accountability Project.A separate team of UN investigators has drawn up four confidential lists of war crimes suspects on all sides in Syria, but declined to reveal any names.
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