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UN: Deny Venezuela Human Rights Council Seat

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Delegates sit at the opening of the 41th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, June 24, 2019.
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(New York) – United Nations member countries voting in the upcoming Human Rights Council election should deny Venezuela a seat due to the government’s horrific rights record and possible crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said. Other candidates with appalling human rights records for seats on the UN’s premier human rights body include Afghanistan, and Vietnam.

The secret-ballot election will take place in the 193-member UN General Assembly on October 11, 2022. Seventeen countries are running for 14 …read more

Source:: Human Rights Watch


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