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Syrians carry a wounded child in the rubble of buildings following a barrel bomb attack on the Bab al-Nairab neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on August 25, 2016

U.N. Human Rights Chief: Siege of Aleppo ‘Crimes of Historic Proportions’

On Friday, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein of Jordan, called the siege and bombing of Aleppo by Russian and Syrian forces “crimes of historic proportions,” described the besieged city as a “slaughterhouse,” and called for prosecution by the International Criminal Court.

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Burundi: Soldiers Gang-Rape Women, Mass Graves Discovered

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has demanded an investigation into reports from the African nation of Burundi of the discovery of mass graves with hundreds of bodies and soldiers gang-raping women.