UN rights chief slams `rampant` torture in Syria
Geneva: The UN`s top human rights official has condemned the "rampant use of torture" in detention facilities in Syria.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says her office has documented a "broad pattern of torture and ill-treatment" in government facilities and some run by rebel groups.
Pillay said in a statement today that the report draws on detailed testimony from victims and witnesses.
The abuses include rape, beatings and burnings, sometimes leading to death.
Pillay`s office has documented widespread abuses by the government and rebel groups in Syria`s three-year civil war, prompting calls for war crimes inquiries.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Bird flu grips nation, Delhi worst affected
- I pay my tribute to martyr Naresh Pal: PM Narendra Modi
- DNA: Exclusive report on the extreme sacrifices made by ITBP soldiers
- Some people are creating confusion between me and my father: Akhilesh Yadav
- How will the rift in Samajwadi Party affect UP politics?
- India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI: As it happened...
- This is why Cyrus Mistry was removed as Chairman of Tata Sons!
- Prompt action on border pushes Pak to offer olive branch, says both sides need to 'formalise' 2003 ceasefire
- Read letters by Ratan Tata to PM Narendra Modi and Group employees after Cyrus Mistry's ouster
- 7th Pay Commission: Committee on Allowances proposes hike in HRA for central govt employees