Last Friday, Ecuador abstained from voting in a meeting with the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, which analyzed the investigation of the massacre in Houla that occurred on May 25.
Today the UN Human Rights Council approved the resolution on favor of an investigation “without restrictions” of the massacre performed in the Syrian locality of Houla. The document was approved by 41 votes on favor, three votes against it by China, Russia and Cuba; and two abstentions from Ecuador and Uganda.
The purpose of the investigation is to identify the people responsible behind the slaughtering of women and children in Houla and preserve the evidence so it can be used in future criminal processes.
The novelty of this resolution is that it invites for the first time the UN-Arab League envoy, Kofi Annan to inform the Council of his efforts to apply his six point peace plan during the next meeting. (AV)