Tuesday, 03 December 2013 - 7:54
UN implicates Bashar al-Assad in Syria war crimes
The UN's human rights chief has said an inquiry has produced evidence that war crimes were authorised in Syria at the "highest level", including by President Bashar al-Assad.
It is the first time the UN's human rights office has so directly implicated Assad.
Commissioner Navi Pillay said her office held a list of others implicated by the inquiry.
The UN estimates more than 100,000 people have died in the conflict.
Pillay said The UN's commission of inquiry into Syria has produced "massive evidence of very serious crimes, war crimes, crimes against humanity.