UN panel condemns Syria over crackdown

23.11.2011                      26.Cheschwan. 5772

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UN panel condemns Syria over crackdown

Western-drafted resolution receives support from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, as well as Egypt; Russia, China abstain from vote.

The UN General Assembly's human rights committee on Tuesday condemned Syria for its eight-month crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in a vote backed by Western nations and a number of Arab states.
The resolution, drafted by Britain, France and Germany, received 122 votes in favor, 13 against and 41 abstentions. Arab states that voted for it included co-sponsors Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, as well as Egypt….