GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights chief said on Monday her office was receiving “alarming reports” of the ongoing violent repression of peaceful demonstrations in Belarus.
“Reports continue to indicate unnecessary or excessive use of force by law enforcement officials,” U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet told a council meeting in Geneva where an urgent debate on Belarus is planned.
She said there had been “limited evidence” of any steps by Belarus authorities to address reports of human rights violations.
Reporting by Emma Farge and Silke Koltrowitz
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