UN resumes debate on Syria, Damascus boycotts

March 1, 2012 11:04


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GENEVA - The main United Nations human rights body was on Thursday expected to condemn the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad for violations in Syria that may amount to crimes against humanity, diplomats said.

The 47-member Geneva forum resumed a debate, begun on Tuesday, but the Syrian delegation appeared to boycott the talks, which its ambassador Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui stormed out of on Tuesday, they said. The Syrian seat remained empty on Thursday.

Gulf countries, backed by Turkey, the European Union and United States, have presented a resolution strongly condemning "the widespread and systematic violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the Syrian authorities".

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