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Qatar Renews Call Of Putting Syria War Criminals To Trial

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Qatar has renewed its call on the international community to present war criminals in Syria to international justice, after an independent UN investigation proved that the Syrian regime used Sarin gas in the Khan Sheikhoun massacre last April.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday in a statement that leaving the perpetrators unpunished for their crimes will contribute to increasing the violence and violations against the Syrian people.

The statement stressed on the importance of reaching a political resolution to the Syria crisis based on Geneva 1 and on related UN Security Council resolutions, in order to realize the demands of the Syrian people.

In its fourteenth report to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council, covering the period between March and July this year, the Commission noted that the Syrian air force used sarin in opposition-held Khan Shaykhun on 4 April, killing over 80 people, most of whom were women and children.

A press release issued by the Commission noted that such attacks constitute clear violations of international humanitarian law and the Convention on Chemical Weapons, which Syria ratified in 2013 following a previous sarin attack.


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