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UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

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(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda). An emergency worker cuts through aircraft seat belts to free the body of a victim at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda). An emergency worker cuts through aircraft seat belts to free the body of a victim at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, July 19, 2014.

GENEVA (AP) -- U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime.

The U.N.'s top human rights official is calling for a thorough investigation into the violation of international law that occurred when the flight was shot down over a part of eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian separatists, killing all 298 people on board.


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