U.N. probing alleged Eritrea rights abuses blamed for migrant exodus

November 20, 2014 4:02 PM

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GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations has begun to investigate suspected human rights abuses in Eritrea blamed for an exodus of migrants from the Horn of Africa country, U.N. officials said on Thursday.

Eritrea, one of Africa's poorest nations, dismissed the allegations and said the commission was "politically motivated".

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