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UN probes abuses in Ivory Coast

A United Nations commission has arrived in Ivory Coast to investigate human rights abuses. The three-month inquiry will look into alleged violations of human rights and international law since the rebellion broke out in September 2002. Ivory Coast is split between rebel- and government-controlled areas, and the peace process is deadlocked. The national unity government collapsed in March after security forces killed opposition supporters. These 120 deaths and the suppression of the demonstration in the commercial capital, Abidjan have already been investigated by the UN. Their report caused uproar in government circles when it said the deaths were part of a “carefully planned and executed” crackdown by the Ivorian security forces. Full Story

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