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US to seek Russia’s suspension from Human Rights Council

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By STEPHEN McGRATH and JAMEY KEATEN
Associated Press

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The United States plans to seek a suspension of Russia from its seat on the U.N.’s top human rights body amid increasing signs that Russian troops may have committed war crimes in Ukraine. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield called Monday for Russia to be stripped of its seat on the Human Rights Council in the wake of reports over the weekend about violence against civilians in the town of Bucha, near the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, after Russian forces pulled out. The reports sparked a wave of outrage and condemnation against Russia.

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