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Statement on the Murders of Syrian Civil Defense Workers in Idlib

These cowardly acts of masked men took the lives of civilian volunteers who work tirelessly as first responders in order to save lives in incredibly dangerous environments.

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Execution of Syrian blogger and activist Bassel Khartabil

The United States expresses its outrage over the repeated acts of brutality, including torture, and extra-judicial executions, conducted by the Syrian regime.

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Secretary Tillerson’s Statement on the Passing of Liu Xiaobo

Mr. Liu dedicated his life to the betterment of his country and humankind, and to the pursuit of justice and liberty.

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Item6: Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Good Practices and Lessons Learned

The United States is pleased to take part in this interactive dialogue, and appreciates the work EMRIP has done on its preliminary report on implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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EMRIP Item 7: Indigenous Peoples’ Participation in the UN System

Indigenous peoples’ effective participation in the UN system has been and continues to be a top priority for the United States.

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EMRIP Item 3: New Mandate of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Activities and Methods of Work

The U.S. government and U.S. tribal leaders place priority on reforming EMRIP so that it can better help Member States achieve the goals of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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U.S. Disappointed by the Verdict Sentencing Human Rights Activist Nabeel Rajab

We believe no one anywhere should be prosecuted or imprisoned for exercising their human rights or fundamental freedoms, including the freedoms of expression or peaceful assembly.

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U.S. Welcomes Transfer of Leopoldo Lopez to House Arrest in Venezuela

This is a significant step in the right direction by the government of Venezuela. We reiterate our call for the full restoration of Mr. Lopez’s liberty and his political rights.

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U.S. Deeply Concerned by Detention of Prominent Human Rights Defenders

Persistent curbs on freedom of expression erode the foundations of democratic society. More voices, not fewer, are necessary in challenging times.

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Key Outcomes of U.S. Priorities at the UN Human Rights Council’s 35th Session

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At the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva from June 6-23, U.S. leadership proved critical to shaping the international response to urgent human rights situations.

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