UN inquiry finds evidence that implicates war crimes by AssadUpdated: 2013-12-03 AM 4:47:33 (KST)
A United Nations inquiry says it has evidence that implicates Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the authorization of war crimes.
The UN had previously reported the Syrian government appeared to be responsible for the majority of human rights abuses that have taken place during the near three-year civil war, but this is the first time the UN has accused Assad so directly.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, says her team of inquiry into Syria found massive evidence of serious war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Pillay added that the scale and viciousness of the human-rights abuses in Syria almost defies belief.
The Syrian government was dismissive of the Pillay's remarks, calling them "nonsense."
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