“The strategy of brutal Syrian government can not justify abuses by armed opposition groups. The opposition leaders must tell their followers that under no circumstances should they torture, kidnap and kill people,” HRW said the director of the Middle East and North Africa, Sarah Whitson, in the open letter to the Syrian National Council and other Syrian opposition groups.
The letter reported cases of kidnapping, illegal detention and torture of soldiers loyal to the regime of Assad, committed by opponents. According to HRW, there are cases of execution of military and civilians by armed opponents.
Tuesday morning, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called the situation in Syria as “intolerable and unacceptable” and urged the international community to unite to resolve the crisis in this country.