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Hillel Neuer @HillelNeuer
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Current 2018 members of UN Human Rights Council include:
•DR Congo
•Saudi Arabia
•United Arab Emirates
New members to be elected on Oct. 12 to UN Human Rights Council include:
• Eritrea
• Bahrain
• Somalia
• Cameroon
• Philippines
• Bangladesh
“Countries with poor human rights records like Saudi Arabia will never have a seat on the council again.”
—Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch, 2006
Meet #Eritrea, newest member of @UN_HRC as of tomorrow:
Arbitrary arrests, executions, enforced disappearances, incommunicado detention, torture, denial of fair trials, restrictions on freedoms of speech, press, assembly, religion... | @UNWatch report:…
Meet #Bahrain, new member of @UN_HRC as of tomorrow:
Arbitrary arrest, torture of detainees, jails political prisoners, restrictions on freedoms of expression, press, association and movement... | @UNWatch report:… #HRCelections
Meet #Somalia, new member of @UN_HRC as of tomorrow:
Killing of civilians by security forces, disappearances, torture, politically-motivated detentions, child soldiers, restrictions on free speech, free press and freedom of association, abuse of IDPs...…
Meet #Cameroon, new member of @UN_HRC as of tomorrow:
Arbitrary and unlawful killings, disappearances by security forces, torture and abuse by security forces, violations of freedoms of expression and assembly, criminalization and arrest of LGBT...…
Meet #Philippines, new member of @UN_HRC as of tomorrow:
Extrajudicial killings, torture and abuse of prisoners, warrantless arrests, disregard of due process, political prisoners, killings of journalists...… #HRCelections #UNGA73
Meet #Bangladesh, new member of @UN_HRC as of tomorrow:
Extrajudicial killings, torture, arbitrary detention, forced disappearances, restrictions on freedom of speech & press, restrictions on NGOs, discrimination against women, LGBT, minorities...…
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