U.N. Human Rights Council Condemns Ongoing Syrian Abuses

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"U.N. Human Rights Council Condemns Ongoing Syrian Abuses"

The United Nations Human Rights Council, acting on a call by the High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay for “urgent and effective measures to protect the Syrian people,” condemned Syria’s ongoing abuses against its citizens. The Council resolution, which won 37 votes in the 47-seat body, criticized “the continued widespread, systematic and gross violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the Syrian authorities.” The U.N. today also raised the death toll of the Syrian violence to more than 4,000.

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