UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned reports on Friday that Syrian forces were detaining, torturing and executing people in the flashpoint city of Homs, a day after the Red Cross was barred access to the besieged neighbourhood of Baba Amr.
REUTERS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he had received “grisly reports” that Syrian government forces were arbitrarily executing, imprisoning and torturing people in the battle-scarred city of Homs after rebel fighters had fled.
“A major assault on Homs took place yesterday,” Ban told the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Friday. “Civilian losses have clearly been heavy. We continue to received grisly reports of summary executions, arbitrary detentions and torture.”
Conroy said thousands of people were still in Homs, without power or water, and with hardly any food.
Date created : 2012-03-03