[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Sunday requested that the United Nations (UN) [official website] begin an international inquiry [press release] into Syria’s security forces after numerous civilians were fatally shot [WP report] during peaceful anti-government protests earlier this week. HRW also called on the US and UN to issue sanctions against Syrian government officials who are responsible for the excessive use of lethal force and other rights violations against protestors. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, US President…

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