The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights announced today that the death toll in Syria has reached at least 4,000. The deaths are the result of the Syrian government’s crackdown on anti-regime protests that have taken place throughout the country since March. The UN rights chief also said that Syria’s leaders should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity.

The announcement comes after the release of a damning UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) report earlier this week. The report documented evidence of gross human rights violations. The UNHRC is expected to hold an emergency session on Syria tomorrow.

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