New UN Report on Human Rights Violations in Syria Cites Targeting of Health Workers and Hospitals

02/18/2013
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A UN commission of inquiry on Syria issued a report on the deteriorating situation of human rights in the country. Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic includes language relating to health workers and facilities.

Section IV, Violations in the Conduct of Hostilities, cites the following:
 
138. The deliberate targeting of medical personnel and hospitals, and the denial of medical access have been one of the most alarming features of the conflict, and continued unabated throughout the period under review.

The full report is available at http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/CoISyria/A.HRC.22.59_en.pdf.