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maduro cancels human rights council appearance in geneva

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maduro cancels human rights council appearance in geneva

venezuelan president nicolas maduro has cancelled a scheduled appearance at the united nations human rights council (hrc) next week, a united nations (un) spokesman has said, without giving a reason. rights activists had mounted a swift condemnation of the planned appearance by maduro, who is accused of dismantling democracy in his nation, including a violent crackdown on the opposition.speaking in geneva shortly before the appearance was scrapped, human rights watch executive director ken roth said that "the idea of president maduro coming to the un to speak about human rights is laughable".roth added that council members needed to denounce maduro publicly in order to avoid "an embarrassment" for the un's top human rights body.maduro ...