US names 14 nations with human rights lapses

The United States has named China, Iran, Libya, North Korea and 10 other nations that it wants the UN to hold accountable for alleged human rights violations.

Geneva: The United States has named China,
Iran, Libya, North Korea and 10 other nations that it wants
the UN to hold accountable for alleged human rights
violations.

The US ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council said
today "too many governments repress dissent with impunity."
The US list of alleged human rights offenders cited by
Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe also includes Bahrain, Belarus,
Cuba, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and
Zimbabwe.

Donahoe condemned the killing of an Iranian activist
and criticised Burma for holding 2,000 political prisoners and
Belarus for sentencing three opposition presidential
candidates to prison.

She said the US opposes China`s "growing number of
arrests and detentions of lawyers, activists, bloggers,
artists, religious believers, and their families."

PTI

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