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1 year of repression in Syria, the EU calls for an investigation into crimes against humanity

(B2) The European Union has, through the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs, sent a message of "support" to the Syrian people in "their struggle for freedom, human rights and democracy on this anniversary of the uprising".

No impunity for perpetrators

The High Representative called for a " full investigation into the findings of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, which found that crimes against humanity and other gross human rights violations had been committed by the regime » “There can be no impunity for the perpetrators of these alleged crimes” continues the High Representative. “The recent allegations of the use of anti-personnel mines on the borders of Turkey and Lebanon are another cause for grave concern that require immediate investigation. »

Syrian army must withdraw from besieged cities

Once again, the European authorities condemned the violence firmly the continuation of brutal attacks by the Syrian regime, especially in the cities of Idlib and Deraa. Repression has reached unspeakable levels of violence. And the EU to enjoin the Syrian regime to cooperate with the international authorities and allow free access to humanitarian organizations. " The Syrian regime needs to continue collaborating and cooperating fully with Kofi Annan. It is vital to immediately end the killing of civilians, withdraw the Syrian army from besieged cities, and engage in a peaceful transition for the good of the Syrian people. It must allow immediate and unhindered humanitarian access to people in need »

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).