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U.N.: How countries voted on human rights in Syria

February 16, 2012 |  4:56 pm

Trying to find out how different countries voted Thursday on the United Nations resolution condemning human rights violations in Syria? You can see the complete list of countries and how they voted here.

The resolution passed overwhelmingly, 137 to 12, with 17 abstentions.

The countries that voted against the resolution are Belarus, Bolivia, China, Cuba, North Korea, Ecuador, Iran, Nicaragua, Russia, Syria, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

The resolution decries human rights abuses in Syria and throws support behind an Arab League plan that calls for President Bashar Assad to step down. You can read the full resolution here.

If you want to hear what Syria and other countries said about the resolution, play the video above of the discussion Thursday as seen via a webcast provided by the U.N.

One word of caution: U.N. officials say that some countries are now changing their votes, complaining that the voting machines were not working earlier. That means the final tallies may change.


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Video: The United Nations discusses a resolution condemning human rights violations in Syria. Credit: United Nations