UN accuses Syrian President of committing war crimes

UN accuses Syrian President of committing war crimes

The United Nations Humans Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay has accused Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad of committing  war crimes and crimes against humanity.

It is the first time the UN has directly implicated President Assad in the Syrian Civil War, which the UN estimates has claimed more than 100,000 lives.

It follows a UN Commission of Inquiry in to Syria.

Ms Pillay says investigators have massive evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

She says the evidence shows responsiblity for these crimes lies at the highest level, including the head of state.

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