UN rights chief condemns Syria abuses under Assad's rule

By REUTERS
September 13, 2016 11:22

 
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GENEVA - UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein condemned the Syrian government on Tuesday, in a wide-ranging speech cataloguing human rights abuses around the world.

"This is a state led by a medical doctor and yet is believed to have gassed its own people; has attacked hospitals and bombed civilian neighborhoods with indiscriminate explosive weapons; and maintains tens of thousands of detainees in inhuman conditions," Zeid said.

"Words cannot convey how profoundly I condemn this situation."

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