Syria

Human Rights Violations on the Rise in Syria, Says UN Panel

Number of violations meant not all could be investigated

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An independent panel of U.N. investigators says the human rights situation in Syria has sharply deteriorated, with "gross violations" growing in number, pace and scale.

The panel's Brazilian chairman, Paulo Pinheiro, told the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva Monday that "egregious violations" happen so often that his team has not been able to investigate them all.