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24 Jun 2017 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani
Location: Geneva
Date: 23 June 2017
Subject: (1) Yemen and (2) Mosul mosque and minaret

(1) Yemen

The UN Human Rights Office in Yemen continues to document reports of civilian casualties as a result of the conflict. Over the past month, we have been able to verify a total of 49 civilian deaths.

23 Jun 2017 description

We condemn the destruction of the al-Nuri Mosque and the Hadba Minaret in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday 21st June. Reports indicate that it was blown up deliberately by ISIL as Iraqi security forces were approaching.

This destruction is the latest in a long line of such horrendous acts by ISIL, which has targeted landmark religious sites, including churches, mosques, shrines, tombs and graves.

22 Jun 2017 description

In 2013, Afra* was abducted from her home in Northeastern Nigeria by the Boko Haram insurgent group that forced her to marry one of its members. She was 13 years old. When he died a few months later, Afra was made to marry another fighter. It was only in September 2016 that she was rescued from captivity by the Nigerian military and brought to a camp for internally displaced persons.

21 Jun 2017 description

21 June 2017

Excellencies, Colleagues and friends,

I welcome this opportunity to present the latest findings by my Office on the situation of human rights in Ukraine. The 18th quarterly report of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine covers the three months between 16 February and 15 May 2017.

20 Jun 2017 description

Dans le cadre de son mandat, le Bureau Conjoint des Nations Unies aux Droits de l’Homme (BCNUDH) en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) assure une surveillance étroite de la situation des droits de l’homme et procède à des analyses des tendances relatives à cette situation dans le pays.

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