Thursday, June 18, 2009

UN rights body votes to continue Sudan scrutiny

GENEVA -- The U.N. Human Rights Council has voted 20-18 to continue its close scrutiny of the situation in Sudan.

Western countries want the 47-member body to keep its independent expert who is probing abuses in Darfur and elsewhere in the African nation.

Thursday's vote, with nine abstentions, is a defeat for some African countries, who have argued that Sudan can protect its citizens without outside interference. Read more >>>>>>>

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