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Syria death toll 'exceeds 5,000', says UN's Navi Pillay

More than 5,000 people are now believed to have been killed in the uprising in Syria, the UN's top human rights official has said.

Navi Pillay told a closed session of the Security Council that 14,000 people are believed to have been arrested and 12,400 fled to neighbouring countries.

Syria's ambassador to the UN rejected the figures, saying Ms Pillay was "not objective and "not fair".

  • 13 Dec 2011
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