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Saudi Arabia, China, and Mexico Are On The UN’s Human Rights Radar | Fortune

By Lucas Laursen

Three times a year the United Nations reviews fourteen countries’ human rights records on a rotating basis and issues recommendations. Saudi Arabia and China‘s numbers came up this week, in the wake of admitting to the state-sponsored murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul and accusations that China is detaining up to 1 million ethnic and religious minorities in so-called education camps. Mexico, which spied on an international commission investigating the 2014 disappearance of 43 students, faced review yesterday.

Any U.N. member state and civil society groups in the reviewed countries can participate in the reviews. The German delegation said in a statement, “We are deeply concerned by the fate of Jamal Khashoggi and we call on Saudi Arabia to provide a detailed and complete response in this regard,” Deutsche Welle reports. Saudi Arabia’s delegation said on Monday that it would pursue a criminal investigation of Khashoggi’s murder.

Source: Saudi Arabia, China, and Mexico Are On The UN’s Human Rights Radar | Fortune

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