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Ban voices shock, condemnation at Russian politician’s ‘brutal killing’

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed shock and condemnation at the brutal killing of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, the United Nations spokesperson’s office confirmed today.

According to media reports, Mr. Nemtsov was gunned down on 27 February in central Moscow by unknown assailants.

In a statement issued earlier this afternoon, the UN spokesperson explained that the Secretary-General noted […]

2019-02-19T16:43:06-05:00星期六, 28 二月 2015|News|

UN officials welcome release by Somali pirates of longest-held hostages

Senior United Nations officials have welcomed the release this week of four Thai nationals after nearly five years in captivity, bringing an end to the longest held hostage ordeal in the east African nation thanks to a mission carried by the UN anti-crime agency.

The mission to recover the hostages was conducted by the UN Office […]

2019-02-19T16:43:07-05:00星期五, 27 二月 2015|News|

UN rights office ‘disappointed’ to see Malaysian opposition leader prison sentence upheld

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said today that it is disappointed that Malaysia’s Federal Court ruled to uphold the imprisonment of opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim.

The Federal Court agreed with a decision made by the Appeals Court in March 2014, which sentenced Mr. Ibrahim to five years in prison […]

2019-02-19T16:43:07-05:00星期二, 10 二月 2015|News|