Syria – Fight against impunity (August 12, 2022)

The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs has received important documents on possible crimes committed by the forces of the Syrian regime.

These documents, which include a large number of photos and videos, provide evidence of the atrocities committed by pro-regime forces during the 2013 Tadamon massacre in Damascus. Several dozen civilians were reportedly killed in the violence.

These documents were collected thanks to the determined efforts of several human rights defenders. We salute their bravery.

The alleged actions are likely to constitute the most serious international crimes, in particular crimes against humanity and war crimes.

The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs reported these facts and transmitted this information to the National Anti-Terrorist Prosecutor’s Office (PNAT) in accordance with Article 40 of the Criminal Code, which deals with the jurisdiction of French courts in matters of crimes against humanity and war. crimes.

The fight against impunity is a question of justice for the victims. It is also an essential prerequisite for building a lasting peace in Syria. After a decade of crimes against the Syrian people, France remains fully mobilized to bring those responsible to justice.

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