Fiji’s Nazahat Shameen Khan has been elected president of the UN Human Rights Council. Photo: AFP Fiji’s Nazahat Shameen Khan has been elected president of the UN Human Rights Council. Photo: AFP
Fiji’s Nazahat Shameen Khan has been elected president of the UN Human Rights Council. Photo: AFP
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Chinese ambassador pledges support as Fiji’s candidate wins presidency of UN human rights council

  • Nazahat Shameen Khan, a British-educated former high court judge, wins 29 votes in unprecedented ballot, beating challengers from Bahrain and Uzbekistan
  • Chinese ambassador Chen Xu offers congratulations despite observers saying Beijing backed losing candidates

Topic |   Human rights
Fiji’s Nazahat Shameen Khan has been elected president of the UN Human Rights Council. Photo: AFP Fiji’s Nazahat Shameen Khan has been elected president of the UN Human Rights Council. Photo: AFP
Fiji’s Nazahat Shameen Khan has been elected president of the UN Human Rights Council. Photo: AFP
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