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UN Human Rights Council votes for UN inquiry in Burundi

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday voted in favour of establishing a UN commission of inquiry into alleged human rights violations that took place in Burundi over the past year and a half. 
Burundi, which is facing calls to be removed from the Council, voted against the inquiry unsurprisingly. Nineteen members voted in favour, with 7 against and 21 abstentions. 
Welcoming the inquiry the United States assistance secretary for democracy and human rights, Tom Malinowski tweeted
"UN sets up #Burundi commission of inquiry. COIs are serious business-often first step to justice. Message to the govt: time is running out."