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Syria withdraws human rights council bid

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/syria_withdraws_human_rights_council_bid_20110512

Syria withdrew its bid for a spot on the United Nations Human Rights Council. Syria's withdrawal Wednesday from the Asian group of nations comes as Western nations are working to convince the U.N. Security Council to condemn Syrian President Bashar Assad's violent campaign to stifle opposition to the Syrian government.

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