Syria

UN Updates List of Suspected Syrian War Criminals

Confidential list, backed, the UN says, by an overwhelming body of evidence

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United Nations human rights investigators announced on Monday that they had drawn up a confidential new list of Syrian and military forces suspected of committing war crimes, including murder and torture.

The independent investigators, led by Paulo Pinheiro, said they had gathered "a formidable and extraordinary body of evidence" and urged the UN Security Council to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC).