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UN rights chief deplores India's move to deport Rohingyas, flays Gauri's murder

Press Trust of India, Geneva, Sep 11 2017, 19:02 IST
Speaking at the opening of a Human Rights Council session here, Zeid also referred to the killing of activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh, observing that she 'tirelessly addressed the corrosive effect of sectarianism and hatred.' Reuters

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UN “Human Rights” Council Now Officially Controlled by Dictators

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Written by Alex Newman
UN “Human Rights” Council Now Officially Controlled by Dictators
More than half of the regimes sitting on the United Nations Human Rights Council after last week's election have been categorized as unfree, sparking criticism and further ridicule of the global body ostensibly tasked with upholding the UN's vision of human rights. Among the latest selections to serve on the discredited global council are some of the most oppressive and murderous communist and Islamist dictatorships on the planet. That is despite the UN outfit's mandate saying that only member governments that “uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights” are eligible to join. Adding to the controversy, the Obama administration and Western powers remained silent as UN member governments chose some of the most barbaric regimes on Earth to police “human rights” around the world.

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