Syria unrest: UN holds emergency human rights meeting


The UN's human rights council will hold an emergency session regarding the situation in Syria as government troops continue to attack a number of towns.

Members of the council will hear from a report into the Assad regime's violent suppression of anti-government protests, a day after the EU imposed fresh sanctions on Damascus.

Meanwhile, unverified pictures apparently show a man risking his own life to save a protester injured by regime gunfire.

Daniel Griffiths reports.

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