More than 80 charities and human rights organizations called on UN member states not to allow Russia to the UN Human Rights Council. DW reports this.
Russia’s military operation in Syria, which killed many civilians, became the reason for such decision. Human Rights Watch, CARE International and Refugees International signed the appeal.
This Friday, October 28, Russia, Hungary and Croatia will fight for the two Eastern European seats on the Human Rights Council. The Council examines the human rights violations in different parts of the world.
According to human rights, the UN member states should "seriously consider whether Russia's role in Syria makes it competent to work in the main UN intergovernmental authority in the field of human rights".
Recall that Russia supports the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, including by aircraft. Syrian and Russian aviation destroyed 20 health facilities during the offensive by pro-government forces on rebel-controlled areas of Aleppo.
According to experts, more than 3600 civilians became the victims of Russian air strikes in Syria for the first year of the Russian Federation's participation in the war.
At an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council in early October, Russian delegation blocked French resolution on the introduction of the ceasefire in Syrian Aleppo.