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Switzerland refuses to condemn Saudi Arabia human rights abuse

National News // By Tay Kinnear // March 8, 2019

Switzerland is refusing to sign a statement condemning human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia.

Pixabay Switzerland refuses to condemn Saudi Arabia human rights abuse

At the UN Human Rights Council, meeting in Geneva, the 28 EU members and Australia and New Zealand all signed a statement which rebukes Saudi authorities for imprisoning women’s rights activists and calls for the country to cooperate with the UN which is investigating the death of the US based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

A spokeswoman for the Swiss delegation says the decision not to sign the statement was not because the country disagreed with it, but because it has already reacted.

Amnesty International says the Swiss decision is ‘profoundly disappointing’.

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