UN Suspends Russia from Human Rights Body
Written by Mfundo on 8 April, 2022
By: Staff Writer
The United Nations General Assembly has voted to suspend Russia from its Human Rights Council.
93 countries voted in favour of the move, 24 against, and there were 58 abstentions including South Africa.
In a draft of the resolution, the 193-member general assembly expressed grave concern at the ongoing human rights and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, particularly at reports of rights abuses by Russia.
US ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, says they believe the members of the Russian forces committed war crimes in Ukraine and Moscow needs to be held accountable.
Meanwhile, some Ukrainian war refugees are slowing returning to their country after they fled since the Russian invasion.
Passengers on a train station in the Hungarian capital of Budapest have told NBC News they are tired of being away from home and are worried about their husbands and sons they had to leave behind.