For Immediate Release
Mariya Parodi, firstname.lastname@example.org
USA Leaves the UN Human Rights Council
WASHINGTON - Following the announcement that the United States will leave the United Nations Human Rights Council, Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said:
“Once again President Trump is showing his complete disregard for the fundamental rights and freedoms the US claims to uphold. While the Human Rights Council is by no means perfect and its membership is frequently under scrutiny, it remains an important force for accountability and justice.
“The US should urgently reverse this decision, which places it squarely on the wrong side of history. It is wilfully choosing to undermine the human rights of all people everywhere, and their struggles for justice.”
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This statement is available at: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/06/usa-leaves-un-human-rights-council/
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