Human Rights Watch urges the referral to the ICC for abuses such as "shoot to kill" orders
dozens of Syrian commanders and officials who ordered or condoned murder, torture, illegal detention and should be named and added to the growing pressure of international action against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
Human Rights Watch, the advocacy group, calls for Syria to a report under the International Criminal Court for abuses such as "shoot to kill" orders to say that crimes against humanity up.74 people
names of Maher Assad HRW and his brother and defense minister, Daoud Rajih in front of the brigade commanders and division of the Syrian army and intelligence services.
activists and opposition supporters hope that the identification of suspects undermine the ability of the regime in Damascus to use violent repression and encourage insubordination or desertion.
deserters interviewed by Human Rights Watch found that commanders issued standing orders to stop massive peaceful demonstrations "by any means necessary" - understood as a lethal force, since the troops were issued live ammunition. In about half the cases, commanders follow standing orders, with specific orders to "open fire", "pull", "kill" and "destroy", and so on, the report said.
Navi Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights, told the Security Council Monday that 5,000 people have died since the beginning of the unrest in March. The Syrian authorities - including Assad - blamed "terrorists armed gangs" led and financed from abroad, violence
Syria said that the information used by the Observatory of Human Rights and the UN is contaminated because they are deserters.
Many of the 63 respondents defected when they realized they were ordered to fire on unarmed demonstrators against "armed groups supported by Israel and the United States" had said to expect regular reporting.