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UN Finds Human Rights Violations by Syria Opposition

Posted By yihan On April 18, 2012 @ 9:15 am In World News | Comments Disabled

RIANOVOSTI [1]
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A UN commission has found serious human rights violations have been committed by Syria’s opposition movement, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on his Twitter microblog on Wednesday.

“The chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria acknowledged that the opposition is also responsible for serious violations,” Gatilov wrote in his microblog.

The commission, established by the Human Rights Council in September to investigate all alleged violations of international human rights law since March 2011 in Syria, is led by UN human rights expert Paulo Pinheiro.

Pinheiro previously warned against arming the Syrian opposition and said that “further militarization will contribute to escalation to full-fledged civil war.” He cited the Commissions second report which concluded that “the only solution is a negotiated settlement.”

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