Human rights take a back seat in Syria.
The revolution in Syria has led to some savage retaliatory measures taken by the government of President Bashar Al-Assad. Over 850 men, women and children have been killed in cold blood by the government forces since the insurrection began.
The western powers have stopped short of imposing sanctions against the President. They are still vacillating between targeting Bashar’s government for its blatant disregard of human rights. The problem lies in the right of veto of both China and Russia in the United Nations. They might use their clout to foil the plans of the pro-democracy west in interfering in Syria’s domestic troubles.
The opposition has called a strike in protest to the draconian policies of the government. Furthermore, human rights activists along with Amnesty International have received news concerning a mass grave in the Syrian town of Daraa.
Until now, at least 8000 people have been arrested in the street protests. And the conflict doesn’t look like it is about to settle down soon.