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Ban Ki-Moon hints that Assad may be tried for crimes against humanity

February 4, 2014 at 9:48 am

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has hinted that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad may be tried for crimes against humanity. “The priority at the moment, though, is to bring an end to the war in Syria and start a political dialogue,” he said.

Speaking at UN headquarters on Friday, Mr Ban was adamant that Assad “has committed crimes against humanity” and that legal procedures will follow the end of the fighting. “In the meantime, the priority is to bring about an end to the fighting and give diplomacy a chance and peace an opportunity.”