OHCHR (Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights) Releases Report on Turkey’s Human Rights Abuses in Afrin

The UN’s pre-eminent working body on Human Rights, the OHCHR, has released a report detailing the virtual annexation of the Afrin canton of Rojava (DFNS) by Turkey and systematic abuses under Turkey’s occupation.  Turkey has put in place a proxy government which is committing rampant human rights abuses against the local Kurdish population and is trying to change the ethnic composition of the area, actions which amount to major war crimes. The report also predicts further Turkish actions against Rojava if the US pulls out, unless some comprehensive peace agreement is reached first.

Read the full report, entitled “Between a Rock and Hard Place: Civilians in North-Western Syria” at the link below.

PDF Link: https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/ohchr_-_syria_monthly_human_rights_digest_-_june_2018.pdf

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