LATEST SENATOR KAINE
Following a recent report accusing the Bashar al-Assad regime of atrocities in Syrian prisons, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined a bipartisan letter from Senate Foreign Relations Committee members to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson seeking an update on U.S. plans to demand accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the Syrian civil war.
“In light of Amnesty International’s report and the exhaustive documentation by Caesar and other courageous Syrians, we respectfully request that you work to ensure Assad, Russia, and Iran are made to answer for the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Syria,” the Senators wrote. “We also ask that you provide an update on the steps the Administration is taking to document war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Syria, and planned U.S. support to the accountability process that must be part of a political agreement to end the war.”
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