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Saudi, Iraq elected to UN Human Rights Council

Saudi, Iraq and Japan were elected to UN Human Rights Council. (File photo: AP)

Saudi, Iraq and Japan were elected to UN Human Rights Council, Agence France-Presse reported.

Russia on Friday failed to win re-election at the UN Human Rights Council during a vote that capped a campaign by rights groups to drop Moscow over its role in the war in Syria.

The UN General Assembly elected Hungary and Croatia instead to represent eastern Europe at the rights council.
 

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