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Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: China, Russia Among Rights Abusers Elected To UN Human Rights Council


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China and Russia were among 15 countries elected to the UN Human Rights Council on October 13, drawing sharp criticism from rights groups and the United States over their abysmal human rights records.

The 193-member UN General Assembly also elected Ivory Coast, Gabon, Malawi, Cuba, Bolivia, Uzbekistan, France, and Britain to the 47-member council. Senegal, Nepal, Pakistan, Ukraine, and Mexico were reelected for a second three-year term.

Last week, a coalition of Western human rights groups…

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty