United Nations (U.N.) Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein addresses a media briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, February 1, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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The United Nations human rights chief Monday said that no amnesty should be possible for people suspected of committing war crimes or crimes against humanity, as Geneva hosted troubled talks aimed at ending Syria's war."We do have a principled position in the United Nations that no amnesties should be considered for those suspected of having committed crimes against humanity or war crimes," U.N. rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein told reporters in Geneva. His comments came as indirect U.N.-brokered talks between Syria's warring parties, which had been scheduled to start last week, continued to struggle to get off the ground. Zeid said the talks must go forward and secure a swift end to the violence. While urging a swift end to Syria's war, Zeid said negotiations needed to steer clear of offering amnesties for the worst of the crimes committed.
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