UN Human Rights Council to hold special session on Syria

AFP , Thursday 18 Aug 2011

Council will convene next Monday to examine Syria's deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protesters

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold a special session on Monday 22 August to examine Syria's deadly crackdown on protestors, it said on Thursday.

The session, the second on Syria this year, was requested by 24 members of the council, including European Union members, the United States and all four Arab countries, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

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