- The situation in areas currently under the control of armed opposition groups, primarily the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham alliance (including the group formerly known as Jabhat Al-Nusra), in Idleb Governorate and surrounding areas is currently rapidly deteriorating. Despite the declaration of Idleb and surrounding areas being a “de-escalation area”, a swiftly moving Government offensive is ongoing with armed clashes intensifying in the south and east as armed opposition groups attempt to reverse such advances.
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Date: 12 January 2018
Subject: Tunisia protests
GENEVA (10 January 2018) – UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday condemned the upsurge in civilian casualties in Eastern Ghouta in Syria amid the recent escalation in airstrikes and ground-based attacks by Government forces and their allies, stressing that all parties are obliged under international law to distinguish between lawful military targets and civilians and civilian objects.
Nous sommes profondément alarmés par les actions des forces de sécurité en République démocratique du Congo au cours des récentes manifestations à Kinshasa et dans d'autres villes du pays. D'après les dernières informations recueillies, au moins cinq personnes ont été tuées, 92 blessées, et 180 autres ont été arrêtées. La majorité des personnes arrêtées ont été libérées.
Les forces de sécurité auraient tiré à balles réelles, ainsi qu’avec des balles en caoutchouc et des grenades lacrymogènes, y compris à bout portant dans certains cas.
GENEVA (3 January 2018) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday urged the Iranian authorities “to handle the wave of protests that have taken place around the country with great care so as not to further inflame violence and unrest,” and to investigate all deaths and serious injuries that have occurred so far.
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The unremunerated independent United Nations expert position established by the Human Rights Council in its resolution 32/32 will be filled at the end of the Council’s 37th session (26 February - 23 March 2018)