Senators Push For Syria’s Assad To Be Charged With Crimes Against Humanity

Four Democratic senators urged U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice to push the U.N. Security Council to refer Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad to an international war crimes tribunal because of a brutal seven-month crackdown against massive and largely unarmed anti-government protests. “It is paramount that the Security Council refers credible allegations of crimes against humanity by President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to the International Criminal Court,” wrote Sens. Barbara Boxer (CA), Benjamin Cardin (MD), Dick Durbin (IL), and Robert Menendez (NJ), in a letter to Rice. “The people of Syria deserve to know that the people of the United States understand their plight, stand behind them, and will work to bring justice to their country.”