UN advisers say crimes against humanity may have been committed in Syria

Francis Deng and Edward Luck

Reports of widespread and systematic human rights violations by security forces in Syria, could amount to crimes against humanity according to two UN special advisers.

Francis Deng, the Secretary-General's Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and Edward Luck, the Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, said that Syrian security forces have reportedly continued to kill civilians and make arbitrary arrests.

They are calling for an "independent, thorough, and objective investigation".

Demonstrators in Syria are calling for greater democracy.

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