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UN rights experts condemn US Capitol riots, call on US to uphold rule of law

January 19, 2021

Via: Jurist

A group of independent UN experts released a statement Monday condemning the violent riots on Capitol Hill that were intended to disrupt the formal counting of the electoral votes on January 6.

The statement called for a peaceful return to American democratic principles that have been challenged since the November 3 election, which had no evidence of widespread voter fraud even though President Donald Trump and his allies repeatedly fought to overturn the election’s results. The experts, including 24 human rights experts and Special Rapporteurs who are unaffiliated with any government or organization, called the most recent attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election “shocking and incendiary.”

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