The Netherlands on Friday said it would hold Syria responsible for “gross human rights violations,” including the use of chemical weapons against civilians and systematic torture. In an act that could trigger a case at the UN’s top court, Dutch officials invoked the UN Convention against Torture, saying the Syrian regime led by President Bashar al-Assad must be held responsible for committing atrocities against the Syrian people. “Large numbers of Syrians have been tortured, murdered, forcibly disappeared and subjected to poison-gas attacks, or have lost everything fleeing for their lives,” said Foreign Minister Stef Blok in a letter presented to Dutch lawmakers. “There must be consequences.” Watch video 05:15 Share Germany: The trial against Assad’s torturers Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3cRt7 Germany: Assad’s henchmen in court Read more: Refugees in Germany: Fleeing Syria and Bashar Assad’s henchmen ‘Important signal’ Dutch officials said the Syrian government has been notified of the legal action. If Syria does not enter in negotiations under the UN framework, “the Netherlands will submit the case to an international court,” likely the International Court of Justice based in The Hague. Syria signed the UN Convention against Torture in 2004, making… Read full this story
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