The U.N. Human Rights Commission adopted a resolution Tuesday backing armed struggle to eliminate apartheid in South Africa and demanded mandatory sanctions against the system of racial segregation.
The United States, Britain and West Germany voted against the resolution, which passed 33 to 3. Seven other industrialized countries abstained.
The resolution was similar to decisions by the U.N. General Assembly and past Human Rights Commissions. For the most part, all of these have been ignored by South Africa.