TASHKENT (TCA) — Uzbekistan, as well as Russia and China, was among 15 countries elected to the UN Human Rights Council on October 13, drawing sharp criticism from rights groups over their abysmal human rights records, RFE/RL reported.
The 193-member UN General Assembly also elected Ivory Coast, Gabon, Malawi, Cuba, Bolivia, France, and Great Britain to the 47-member council. Senegal, Nepal, Pakistan, Ukraine, and Mexico were reelected for a second three-year term.
Last week, a coalition of Western human rights groups called on UN member states to oppose the election of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Pakistan and Uzbekistan, saying their human …read more
Source:: The Times of Central Asia