Downing of MH17 'may amount to a war crime' - UN

2014-07-28 12:33
Navi Pillay. (Picture: AFP)

Navi Pillay. (Picture: AFP)

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Kiev - The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 "may amount to a war crime", the UN said on Monday, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1 100 lives with both government and rebel forces using heavy weaponry in built-up areas.

"This violation of international law, given the prevailing circumstances, may amount to a war crime," the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said of the downing of MH17, as UN figures showed at least 1 129 people have been killed in fighting since April.
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