Syria’s methods of cracking down on protest are horrifying, and the United Nations (UN) assets that the country has killed over 5,000 of its own people.
According to AlJazeera:
The UN’s Navi Pillay said on Monday there were reports of increased attacks by opposition groups on President Bashar al-Assad’s security forces but highlighted “alarming” events in the besieged protest city of Homs, according to diplomats in the closed meeting.
More than 14,000 people are estimated to have been detained and at least 300 children are among the dead, Pillay told the 15-member council. She estimated that at least 12,400 have fled into neighbouring countries since the anti-government protests erupted in March.
Pillay recommends that Syria be referred to the International Criminal Court for its crackdown on anti-government protestors.
What’s interesting is that the credibility of reports of what’s going on in Syria is being questioned, even information put out by Al Jazeera. But it’s wild to question the UN report that came out on Monday. But there’s clearly problems with confusing information and a lot of violence. Syria state television came out and said it wasn’t responsible for attacks on UN peace keepers, sent in to monitor the elections.