The U.N. human rights chief said Monday there was mounting evidence that the Syrian government is responsible for crimes against humanity and war crimes.
A U.N. commission of inquiry into human rights violations in Syria “has produced massive evidence ... [of] very serious crimes, war crimes, crimes against humanity,” Agence France-Presse quoted U.N. Human Rights chief Navi Pillay as saying, stressing that “the evidence indicates responsibility at the highest level of government, including the head of state.”
However, Pillay said the lists of suspected criminals are kept under lock and key in her office and will remain sealed there until requested by international or national authorities, the Associated Press reported.
On Syria, Pillay said, “the scale and viciousness of the abuses being perpetrated by elements on both sides almost defies belief.”
Infographic: Syria's death toll rises
Infographic: Syria's death toll risies