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Sudan abstains from Russia UNHRC membership vote

The General Assembly at the UN has suspended Russia‘s membership in the Human Rights Council, with 93 countries in support of the decision, 24 oppositions, and 58 abstentions.

AlTaghyeer: Agencies

Sudan abstained from voting in the decision to suspend Russia’s membership in the United Nations Human Rights Council, which was adopted in the UN General Assembly.

Countries like Algeria and Syria voted against the draft resolution.

Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Gennady Kuzmin, said that his country considers the Human Rights Council an important part of the international system for the protection and promotion of human rights.

He explained that his primary role was to contribute to a depoliticized intergovernmental dialogue on core human rights issues.

“Unfortunately, and under current circumstances, this council has been monopolized by one group of countries and is using it for their short-term goals,” Gennady said.

For her part, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, described the decision to suspend Russia’s membership in the Human Rights Council as an “important and historic moment.”

Greenfield, who spoke at the end of the emergency session, said that countries from all over the world voted to suspend Russia from the United Nations Human Rights Council due to its gross and systematic violations of human rights.

“Collectively, we have sent a strong message, and that the suffering of victims and survivors will not be ignored,” she added.

“At the end of the day, it’s not just about holding Russia accountable, it’s about standing with the people of Ukraine, and it’s about the credibility of the United Nations,” Greenfield added.

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