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UN rights office urges Syria protest deaths probe

UN rights office urges Syria protest deaths probe

The U.N.'s human rights office has urged Syria to investigate the death of six protesters who were killed during anti-government demonstrations in recent days.
Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the Geneva-based office, says the government "should carry out an independent, transparent and effective investigation into the killings" in the southern city of Daraa between Friday and Sunday.
Syrian security forces used tear gas, water cannons and later live ammunition to disperse protesters calling for greater political freedom and an end to corruption.
Colville said Tuesday that protesters had the right to express their grievances and be heard by the government.