UN rights body calls for immediate end to horrific violence in Syria

June 14, 2013 | By More

June 15, GENEVA (AP) — The 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council has again called for an immediate end to the horrific violence in Syria, and demanded that the government cooperate with its investigators.

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By a vote of 37-1, the U.N’s top human rights forum approved a resolution to condemn the abuses in Syria’s civil war and the involvement of foreign fighters, and to urge nations to give more money to Syria’s neighbors grappling with the flood of 1.6 million refugees. Nine countries abstained; only Venezuela was opposed.

The resolution Friday — one of a series of such measures since 2011 — also insists that Syrian authorities cooperate fully with a U.N. war crimes probe and facilitate access for humanitarian aid. A day earlier, the U.N. raised the confirmed Syrian death toll to nearly 93,000 people.

Associated press writer for human rights observers – contributed to this report.

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