Human rights under attack everywhere: UN chief

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Wednesday that human rights were "under attack" throughout the world as he opened the General Assembly debate.

United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Wednesday that human rights were "under attack" throughout the world as he opened the General Assembly debate.

"From barrel bombs to beheadings, from the deliberate starvation of civilians to the assault on hospitals, UN shelters and aid convoys, human rights and the rule of law are under attack," the UN chief told the 193-nation Assembly.

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