GENEVA, June 24 (Reuters) - A team of United Nations human
rights investigators will travel to Yemen next week to assess
the situation in the country after months of unrest, a U.N.
spokeswoman said on Friday.
"The U.N. human rights office is due to deploy a
three-member delegation to Yemen on Monday for a 10-day mission
to assess the human rights situation in the country in light of
recent events," spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told a news
No further details were immediately available but the office
of U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay would
issue a statement later in the day, she said.
The United States and Saudi Arabia are pushing Yemeni
President Ali Abdullah Saleh to hand over power to his deputy
under a Gulf Arab proposal aimed at ending unrest that has
pushed Yemen close to a civil war.
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay, Editing by Mark Trevelyan)
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