Thursday, May 12, 2011

Indiscriminate killing in Syria

In Syria, protestors have been taking to the streets to demand democracy and freedom. The government has responded with arrests, beatings, torture, and shootings. Their latest tactic? Line up tanks and just shell cities where protestors live.

This is totally indiscriminate and disproportionate. It is also criminal. At the moment the International Criminal Court is seeking to prosecute Libyan officials for crimes against humanity over their indiscriminate slaughter of civilians. We can demand no less for the Syrian regime.