This year’s Arab Spring brought unprecedented change to countries through out the Middle East and North Africa, as civilian protesters took to the streets to demand political change and democratic reform. In many countries, these protests were successful, with results ranging from various governmental reforms to total regime change. However, in other regions, the Arab Spring turned to the Arab Summer, and now into the Arab Fall. This is the case in Syria, where the Assad regime has met now seven full months of peaceful protests for change with intensified violence and oppression. The UN has reported that the death toll in the past seven months of protests has reached 3,000, though many human rights groups claim that the death toll is now as high as 5,000 deaths. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, says that 100 people have died in the past 10 days alone.