U.N. wants 'understanding' of Western Sahara human rights situation

April 10, 2015 8:48 PM

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U.N. wants 'understanding' of Western Sahara human rights situation

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for an "independent and impartial understanding" of human rights in the disputed North African territory of Western Sahara, according to a report seen by Reuters on Friday.

Ban's annual report on Western Sahara stopped short of recommending the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the territory (MINURSO) monitor rights, which the African Union has urged.

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