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Russia is not re-elected to UN Human Rights Council
21:34, 28 October 2016
Russia is not re-elected to UN Human Rights Council

It has been outpaced by Hungary and Croatia

21:34, 28 October 2016

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Russia is not re-elected to the new UN Human Rights Council. The relevant results of the vote were reported by Reuters.

Thus, in the group from Eastern Europe, 112 countries voted for Russia, while the victory was gained by Hungary, which received 144 votes, and Croatia received 114 votes.

Related: Stoltenberg: NATO seeks no confrontation with Russia

During the vote in the UN General Assembly 14 new representatives were elected to the UNHRC on Friday. They will operate in the structure during 2017-2019.

Recall that more than 80 charities and human rights organizations called on UN member states not to allow Russia to the UN Human Rights Council due to Moscow's actions in Syria. Human rights activists have raised this question before Friday's vote on the composition of the HRC, in which Russia, Hungary and Croatia had to fight for the right to represent Eastern Europe.

Related: UN condemns attacks on schools in Haas village, Syria

Source: Reuters

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