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UN rights boss fears unlawful US expulsions of migrants

United Nations (UN) Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein decried what he called Trump's attempts to intimidate or undermine journalists or judges. — Reuters pic
United Nations (UN) Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein decried what he called Trump's attempts to intimidate or undermine journalists or judges. — Reuters pic

GENEVA, March 8 — UN High Commmissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said today that US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies could lead to mass detentions, including of children, and that collective expulsions would breach international law.

Zeid, in an annual speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, said greater leadership was needed to address a surge in discrimination and “vilification of entire groups such as Mexicans and Muslims” in the United States.

He also decried what he said were attempts by Trump to “intimidate or undermine journalists and judges”. — Reuters

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