Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
The Philippine president placed a U.N. investigator on a list of communist terrorists.
Parliamentarians booed UKIP leader Nigel Farage as he spoke in Strasbourg, with the anti-EU politician claiming his critics were in denial.
The UN is investigating more than 90 cases of peacekeeper sexual abuse in the Central African Republic, including an incident in which a French military commander had four girls tied up and forced them to have sex with a dog.
The UN human rights chief said a crackdown that has targeted lawyers and rights advocates is a "very worrying pattern," and urged transparency in the case of the missing Hong Kong booksellers.
In a distressing brief, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said that witnesses reported the existence of at least nine mass graves in and around Bujumbura believed to contain some 100 bodies.
Burundi, which UN officials say is on the brink of civil war, said there is no need for a peacekeeping mission. But the AU has invoked a rule which allows it to deploy a force without a country's consent.
Stressing the severity of the situation in Burundi, High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein spoke less than a week after armed men waged early morning attacks on multiple military bases in and outside of the capital of Bujumbura.
Rosendo Radilla went missing after being arrested by soldiers in Mexico's dirty war, but his case still haunts Mexican government under pressure to act over 25,000 disappeared.
Tensions have been high in Bujumbura since President Pierre Nkurunziza's disputed reelection in July, with frequent clashes between security forces and residents in anti-Nkurunziza strongholds.
The UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights slammed Mexico's record on abuses, torture, and illegal executions, saying 'I wish everyone could meet' victims of state violence in the country.