UN Rights Council condemns 'gross' violations in Syria

By REUTERS
December 2, 2011 18:41

GENEVA - The United Nations top human rights forum strongly condemned Syria on Friday for "gross and systematic" violations by its forces, including executions, that it said may amount to crimes against humanity.

The 47-member forum adopted a resolution put forward by the European Union (EU) by a vote of 37 states in favor, four against including China and Russia, with six abstentions.

The text called for the "main bodies" of the United Nations to consider a UN report which found that crimes of humanity had been committed and "take appropriate action".


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