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UN rights body wants probe of Kyrgyz unrest

The UN's top human rights body has urged Kyrgyzstan to conduct a "full and transparent investigation" into the unrest in the Central Asian nation and hold those responsible to account.

world Updated: Jun 19, 2010 01:21 IST

The UN's top human rights body has urged Kyrgyzstan to conduct a "full and transparent investigation" into the unrest in the Central Asian nation and hold those responsible to account.

The Human Rights Council says it is "deeply concerned" at the loss of life that occurred on April 7 during demonstrations that led to the toppling of the Kyrgyz government.

In a unanimous resolution Friday, the 47-nation council also condemned the subsequent "provocations and violence in Osh and Jalal-Abad" in southern Kyrgyzstan during which scores of people died.

The Geneva-based body, which has no power to enforce its decision, also called for the international community to provide all necessary humanitarian assistance to the Kyrgyz government.