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UN Official: Fight Against Terrorism Must Not Violate Human Rights

The United Nations' top human rights official warns the fight against terror must not be used as an excuse to undermine democracy and human rights.  In a major speech to the 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council, Zeid Raad al-Hussein said efforts by states to combat terrorism are resulting in large scale rights violations against the very citizens they claim to defend.   The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, al-Hussein, warns that an overreaction to extremist...

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