Secretary-General warns of possible crimes against humanity in SyriaListen /
It is almost certain that crimes against humanity have been committed in Syria, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told journalists in Vienna, Austria on Thursday.
It is estimated that more than 5,400 people have been killed in Syria, and thousands more have been displaced or left the country, since anti-government protests began last March.
Mr.Ban, who is visiting Austria said the international community has to act now to stop the violence.
"We see neighbourhoods shelled indiscriminately. Hospitals used as torture centres. Children as young as ten years old jailed and abused. We see almost certain crimes against humanity. The lack of agreement in the Security Council does not give the government license to continue this assault on its own people. The longer we debate, the more people will die." (Duration: 30″)