SYRIA: UN Report Condemns Crackdown on Protesters
Syrian troops trying to quash three months of protests are committing "alleged breaches of the most fundamental rights", says a UN report.
The use of live ammunition against mostly unarmed civilians has killed around 1,100 people, says the report.
It also documents arrests on a massive scale.
Investigators believe as many as 10,000 people have been detained.
Investigators used evidence from rights groups and people who had fled Syria, but were denied entry to the country.
President Bashar al-Assad is facing the gravest threat to his family's 40-year ruling dynasty, as unrest that first erupted in the south of the country has now engulfed the north - near the border with Turkey - and is threatening to spread eastwards towards its border with Iraq. BBC News (15 June 2011)