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U.N. sets up team to prepare Myanmar prosecution files

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U.N. sets up team to prepare Myanmar prosecution files

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations Human Rights Council voted on Thursday in favour of establishing a body to consolidate evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar, including possible genocide, and prepare files for any future prosecution.

The 47-member Council voted by 35 votes to three, with seven abstentions, in favour of a resolution brought by the European Union and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. China, the Philippines and Burundi voted against the move.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Hugh Lawson)