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U.N.: Syria crimes evidence 'indicates' Assad role

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 2, 2013 at 9:12 a.m.

GENEVA — A growing body of evidence collected by U.N. investigators points to the involvement of senior Syrian officials, including President Bashar Assad, in crimes against humanity and war crimes, the U.N.'s top human rights official said Monday.

Navi Pillay, who heads the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the scale and viciousness of the abuses being perpetrated by both sides almost defies belief, and is being well documented by an expert U.N. panel of investigators.

"They've produced massive evidence," she said a news conference. "They point to the fact that the evidence indicates responsibility at the highest level of government, including the head of state."

But, Pillay said, the lists of suspected criminals are handed to her on a confidential basis and will remain sealed until requested by international or national authorities for a "credible investigation," and then possibly used for prosecution.

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