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UN rights chief urges West to suspend Zimbabwe sanctions

UN rights chief Navi Pillay states her case for lifting sanctions off Zimbabwe and the 30-year reigning Robert Mugabe

AFP, Friday 25 May 2012
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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay (L) and Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe address a media conference in Harare, May, 23 2012. (Photo: Reuters)
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UN rights chief Navi Pillay on Friday urged Western countries to suspend sanctions on Zimbabwe and its President Robert Mugage to give the country a chance to implement reforms.

"I would urge those countries that are currently applying sanctions on Zimbabwe to suspend them, at least until the conduct of the elections and related reforms are clear," she said in Harare after a five-day visit.

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