Syrian forces abused, killed kids, report says

Children were raped, tortured during protests, U.N. asserts

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The commission called on the Syrian government to put an immediate end to the ongoing human rights violations, initiate independent and impartial investigations and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Syrian President Bashar Assad has accused the protesters of being armed gangs and terrorists who are funded from outside the country.

On Sunday, the Arab League, which suspended Syria earlier this month, adopted unprecedented sanctions against Damascus and the Assad regime.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Mouallem condemned the move as a declaration of “economic war” on Damascus.

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Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.

 

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