Assad eyes Gaddafi’s place on UN Human Rights Council

Following Libya’s suspension from the United Nations Human Rights Council last week due to its “gross and systematic” violations and brutal suppression of human rights, a new contender — with an equally poor record of upholding citizens’ rights — is eying the vacant seat.

Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch reported Wednesday that Syria has announced it will compete for a seat in the council during the upcoming elections scheduled to take place on May 20.

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