Diplomats: Syria set for UN grilling over massacre

May 30, 2012 12:07

GENEVA - The UN Human Rights Council will hold a special session on Syria this Friday to probe last Friday's massacre in the town of Houla, diplomats involved in planning the meeting in Geneva said on Wednesday.

The United States, Qatar, Turkey and the European Union led the push for the special session, which will be the fourth time Syria has been hauled before the UN rights body since unrest broke out in the country early last year.

"It's all materializing very quickly," said one official. "It's going to have huge support."

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