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  • High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay speaks Feb. 13, 2012, during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters to discuss the human rights situation in Syria. (Associated Press)

    Syria targets children in attacks, U.N. official reports

    Syrian soldiers are killing children in their assault on anti-government strongholds, as human rights abuses have "sharply escalated" in the 11-month uprising against President Bashar Assad, a top U.N. official said Monday.


  • A protester gestures to Egyptian riot police during clashes near Tahrir Square in Cairo on Nov. 23, 2011. (Associated Press)

    International criticism of Egypt's rulers mounts

    International criticism of Egypt's military rulers mounted Wednesday as police clashed for a fifth day with protesters demanding the generals relinquish power immediately. A rights group raised the death toll for the wave of violence to at least 38.


  • A pro-Syrian regime supporter shouts slogans while holding a portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad with Arabic words that read "We all with you," during a rally on Sept. 11, 2011, in Damascus, Syria, to show support for Assad. (Associated Press)

    U.N.: Death toll in Syria unrest at least 2,600

    At least 2,600 have died during the six months of unrest that has swept Syria, the top United Nations' human rights official said Monday.


  • ** FILE ** Navanethem Pillay, U.N. high commissioner for human rights, speaks about the humanitarian situation in Tunisia during a news conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)

    U.N.: Iran has executed at least 66 this year

    ran has executed at least 66 people this year, an alarming surge that has defied outside pressure, the U.N.'s top human rights official said Wednesday.


  • ** FILE ** Navanethem "Navi" Pillay, U.N. high commissioner for human rights

    U.N. to release Congo 'genocide' report in Oct.

    A report detailing hundreds of gruesome attacks against civilians in Congo over a 10-year period won't be released until October, the U.N.'s top human rights official said Thursday, after Rwanda angrily protested the findings in a draft version.


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