GENEVA (AN) — The U.N. Human Rights Council appointed a special rapporteur to examine Russia's human rights records in light of its crackdowns on dissent over its war in Ukraine.
Delegates to the 47-nation council on Friday approved the appointment of a rapporteur, or independent investigator, on a 17-6 vote, with 24 abstentions. The investigator's job will be to report on rights violations in Russia and to keep in touch with groups and activists both in the country and abroad.
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