Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ivory Coast violence has killed nearly 200 - U.S

Nearly 200 people have been killed in violence that has followed last month's disputed presidential election in Ivory Coast, the United States told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday.

"We have credible reports that almost 200 people may have already been killed, with dozens more tortured or mistreated, and others have been snatched from their homes in the middle of the night," U.S. ambassador Betty E. King said.

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said on Sunday that more than 50 people had died in the post-election violence.


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