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UN rights council blasts Syria in new resolution
Mar 1, 2012, 9:50 GMT
Geneva - The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday strongly condemned human rights violations committed by Syrian authorities.
Thirty-seven of the 47 countries on the Geneva-based body voted in favour of a new resolution criticizing the 'brutal actions' of the regime of Syrian President al-Assad, and calling for an immediate end to the violence.
China, Cuba and Russia voted against, as with all previous three resolutions on this issue in Geneva. Three other countries abstained - highlighting Syria's growing isolation.
In December, when the council voted on its previous Syria resolution, six countries had abstained and four had opposed it. Ecuador chose to abstain rather than vote no this time.
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