United Nations Council investigates Iran’s bloody crackdown on peaceful protests

BERLIN (AP) — The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday voted to condemn the bloody crackdown on peaceful protests in Iran and to create an independent fact-finding mission to investigate alleged abuses, particularly those against women and children. A resolution by Germany and Iceland was supported by 25 countries, including the United States and many … Read more

UN Council rejects debate on China’s human rights record in Xinjiang | News | DW

A West-led vote in the UN Human Rights Council to open debate on the human rights situation for Muslim Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang region was lost 19 to 17 after Chinese diplomatic lobbying. The draft decision was co-authored by several Western states, but after a stampede of diplomatic maneuvers by Beijing, the motion was rejected. … Read more