Rights groups: Saudis should not be on Human Rights Council

June 29, 2016 5:21 PM

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UNITED NATIONS – Two prominent human rights groups are calling on the General Assembly to suspend Saudi Arabia's membership on the United Nation's top human rights body.

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch told reporters Wednesday at U.N. headquarters the country has committed "systemic violations of human rights," including the killing of women and children amid the Saudi-led coalition's military campaign in Yemen.

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