Syria in Crisis

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  • What Has the Government Done to Stop the Violence?
  • What Are Human Rights Groups Saying?
  • Children in Danger
  • U.S. Gives Syrian Immigrants a Reprieve
  • How Has the World Responded?
  • Possible Syrian Chemical Weapons
  • Russia Blames the West
  • China Stands Its Ground
  • White House Unsure
  • "Friends" Gather for Peace
  • Syrians Vote Amid Violence
  • E.U. Tightens Sanctions
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  • Organisation of Islamic Conference Summit
  • Kofi Annan
  • Former Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab
  • U.N. General Assembly
  • Free Syria Army
  • Nawaf Fares, Syria's Former Ambassador to Iraq
  • Nations Expel Syrian Ambassadors
  • “Tipping Point of Crisis”
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  • When Was the Turning Point?
  • Unrest Continues
  • Great Friday Leaves Hundreds Dead

Children in Danger

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned that Syrian authorities are systematically detaining and torturing children.

“They've gone for the children — for whatever purposes — in large numbers. Hundreds detained and tortured... It's just horrendous," Pillay told the BBC, March 28, 2012. "Children shot in the knees, held together with adults in really inhumane conditions, denied medical treatment for their injuries, either held as hostages or as sources of information."

 (Photo: REUTERS/Afif Diab)

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