Assad targeting children - UN rights chief

I didn't bother covering the "acceptance" by Syria of a "peace plan" for the simple reason that it isn't news. Assad can accept peace plans from here to next Tuesday and the violence would continue. The opposition has rejected any plan that does not include Assad's departure, so what's the point except that it makes the do-gooders at the UN feel like they're doing something. One of those do-gooders, UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay, revealed that Assad is targeting children in his crackdown. BBC: Ms Pillay said she believed that the UN Security Council had enough reliable information to warrant referring Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC). I feel that investigation and prosecution is a crucial element to deter and call a stop to these violations," she said. She listed what she called "horrendous" treatment of children during the unrest. "They've gone for the children - for whatever purposes - in large numbers. Hundreds detained and tortured... it's just...(Read Full Post)

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