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US criticises UN Human Rights Council after Pakistan and China  win seats

Updated: October 15, 2020 11:56 am
Pakistan along with China, Russia and Cuba have been elected on the United Nations Human Rights Council despite their abysmal human rights records. United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed the UN body tasked with defending human rights for this election.

Last week, a coalition of human rights groups from Europe, the US and Canada called on UN member states to oppose the election of China, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Cuba and Uzbekistan, saying their human rights records make them unqualified.

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