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Deteriorating situation in Belarus prompts criticism from UN rights chief

The United Nations’ human rights chief lamented a deteriorating situation in Belarus and said Friday that reported beatings of protesters by security forces may in some cases amount to torture.Michelle Bachelet, the high commissioner for human rights, told the UN Human Rights Council there has been no improvement since a September debate about Belarus and “recent weeks have seen continued deterioration, particularly with respect to the right of peaceful assembly.”For all the latest headlines follow : Over 180 detained in Belarus during anti-government protestsAt least 700 jailed in Belarus in wake of protester’s deathUK expels Belarus diplomats in tit-for-tat move …read more

Source:: Al Arabiya