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International community must support Mideast reforms: UN

GENEVA – The UN human rights chief on Monday called on the international community to support reforms in the Middle East and urged vigilance in Libya amid fears of violent reprisals. “The international community bears the great responsibility of extending its support in words and deeds to assist such indispensable reforms.
It must do so with dispatch and firmness,” said High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. She told the UN Human Rights Council that it should remain vigilant over the situation in Libya, despite having taken unprecedented action last Friday through a unanimous resolution that recommended the suspension of Libya. The 47-member council in Geneva has also ordered an international probe into what it described as possible “crimes against humanity” carried out by Moamer Gaddafi’s regime.
“The council should not relax its vigilance over Libya as the threat of violent reprisals against civilians still looms,” she told told ministers and envoys gathered at the opening of its 16th session.



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