U.N. Investigators: Syrian Gov’t Committed War Crimes in Eastern Ghouta

HeadlineJun 21, 2018
H9 un syrian government war crimes ghouta

United Nations investigators said Wednesday that Syria’s government committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during its 5-year siege of the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, which had been occupied by rebels until it was recaptured by Syria earlier this year. A U.N. panel commissioned by the Human Rights Council found besieged civilians in Eastern Ghouta were indiscriminately attacked and systematically denied food and medicine.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop