HRW Accuses Syrian Security Forces Of Crimes Against Humanity

“For more than two months now Syrian security forces have been killing and torturing their own people with complete impunity,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. The Guardian reports that the new HRW report documents “systematic killings, beatings, torture using electroshock devices, and detention of people seeking medical care,” which “have gone largely unreported because of the information blockade imposed by the Syrian authorities.”