Friday, February 3, 2012

Syrian security forces have tortured children, group says

Syrian anti-regime demonstrators wave the former Syrian flags in the Khalidiya neighbourhood, said to be under the control of the Free Syrian Army, in the flashpoint city of Homs on January 20, 2012. NEW: U.N. Security Council has agreed on the text of a draft resolution – Russian state media NEW: A Security Council meeting ended Thursday without a publicly stated agreement Human Rights Watch says Syrian security forces have targeted children as they have adults Russia has said it won’t accept suggestion of sanctions or military intervention in Syria (CNN) — Syrian army and security officers have detained and tortured children with impunity during the past year, a rights group claimed in a report Friday, as it urged the U.N. Security Council to act on Syria. The Human Rights Watch (HRW) report comes as the U.N Security Council considers a draft resolution intended to pressure Syria to end its months-long crackdown on anti-government demonstrators

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