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Latest update : 2012-03-01

The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution Thursday condemning Syria for attacks against civilians and violations that may amount to crimes against humanity.

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 favour, 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.
 

Date created : 2012-03-01

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