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UN: Bachelet condemns FARC and 'iron fist' of Colombian government02:17

UN: Bachelet condemns FARC and 'iron fist' of Colombian government

United Nations, Geneva
September 4, 2019 at 17:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet gave a press conference in Geneva on Wednesday, one year after her mandate began.

During her speech, Bachelet dealt with different issues related to the American continent.

The former Chilean president denounced the “shrinking of civic and democratic space” in Brazil, specifically “documented attacks” on human rights defenders, which earned her harsh criticism from its president Jair Bolsonaro.



Bachelet also referred to the recent rearmament from a section of the FARC, criticising both its decision to "go back to war" and the "iron fist" of the Colombian government. She said it was not a proper to achieve peace.



As for the detention of underage migrants at the US border, the diplomat said that "the arbitrary separation of families constitutes arbitrary and illegal interference in family life and a serious violation of the rights of the child."

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet gave a press conference in Geneva on Wednesday, one year after her mandate began.

During her speech, Bachelet dealt with different issues related to the American continent.

The former Chilean president denounced the “shrinking of civic and democratic space” in Brazil, specifically “documented attacks” on human rights defenders, which earned her harsh criticism from its president Jair Bolsonaro.



Bachelet also referred to the recent rearmament from a section of the FARC, criticising both its decision to "go back to war" and the "iron fist" of the Colombian government. She said it was not a proper to achieve peace.



As for the detention of underage migrants at the US border, the diplomat said that "the arbitrary separation of families constitutes arbitrary and illegal interference in family life and a serious violation of the rights of the child."

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