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Russia voted out of UN Human Rights Council

Russia, facing allegations of war crimes in relation to its policies in Syria, lost its seat on the UN Human Rights Council as the UN General Assembly
●    The 193-member General Assembly yesterday elected 14 nations by secret ballot to serve on the Human Rights Council.
●    The United Nations body responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. 
●    Brazil, China, Croatia, Cuba, Egypt, Hungary, Iraq, Japan, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tunisia, United Kingdom and the United States were elected for three-year terms beginning January 1, 2017. 
●    India is a member of the 47-member human rights body and its term will expire in 2017.
●    Russia was seeking re-election to the human rights body, competing with Hungary, Croatia and Bulgaria.