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UN condemns human rights violations in Syria

UN General Assembly condemns human rights violations by Syrian president's government By The Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) ' The U.N. General Assembly has overwhelmingly condemned human rights violations by Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and called for an immediate end to violence.

The resolution, sponsored by Britain, France and Germany, calls on Syrian authorities to implement an Arab League peace plan, agreed to last month, "without further delay."

It urges the withdrawal of government tanks from the streets, the release of political prisoners and the allowing of observers into the country.

The 193-member world body approved the nonbinding resolution Monday by a vote of 133-11, with 43 abstentions.

Syria's U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari accused some sponsors of the resolution of waging a "political, media and diplomatic war" aimed at the disintegration of the country.

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