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U.N. rights body condemns Syria for violations
March 1, 2012 / 9:48 AM / 6 years ago

U.N. rights body condemns Syria for violations

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations Human Rights Council condemned Syria on Thursday for widespread violations that may amount to crimes against humanity and called for a halt to attacks against civilians.

The 47-member forum, holding an urgent debate, voted by 37 states in favor, 3 against including China and Russia, and 3 abstentions, to adopt a resolution brought by Gulf countries with Western backing. Four delegations did not take part in the vote. Syria was not present.

Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay

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