U.N. ex­tends Bu­rundi rights probe

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GENEVA - The U.N. Hu­man Rights Coun­cil voted yes­ter­day to ex­tend the man­date of a Com­mis­sion of In­quiry into hu­man rights in Bu­rundi, deal­ing a blow to an at­tempt by a group of African coun­tries to re­place the com­mis­sion with a dif­fer­ent team.

Bu­rundi’s am­bas­sador told the other 46 mem­bers of the coun­cil that their de­ci­sion on Thurs­day to send a team of ex­perts meant the full in­quiry was no longer needed.

But the coun­cil voted by 22 to 11, with 14 ab­sten­tions, to back a Euro­pean Union res­o­lu­tion to ex­tend its man­date for a year.

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