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UNHCR begins flotilla probe

08-24-2010 08:28 BJT

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Investigators, acting on behalf of the United Nations Human Rights Council have begun questioning witnesses of Israel's capture of the Gaza-bound aid ship in May. The raid killed nine people, most of them Turks.

An official statement, says the three-strong team, is now in Turkey, under whose flag the vessel was registered. The team has already heard from other witnesses in London and Geneva.

The investigators will then move to Amman in Jordan in two weeks' time. The team has been refused entry into Israel, which says, pro-Palestinian activists, on the boat, were killed when they fought back against its commandos.

The investigators will present their report to the 47-nation council on September the 27th.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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