China, Russia return to UN Rights Council

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A general view of a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 25, 2013 in GenevaUNITED NATIONS (United States) (AFP) – China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Cuba won seats on the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday, despite fierce international criticism of their records. The UN General Assembly elected 14 seats on the 47-member council which is taking on increased diplomatic importance because of Syria's civil war and other conflicts. South Africa, Vietnam, Algeria, Morocco, Namibia, Maldives, Macedonia and Mexico also secured three year terms.

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