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Hi, this is Kasmira. As Julian Assange, the imprisoned WikiLeaks founder, faces imminent extradition from the UK to the US, his wife Stella Moris-Assange makes a plea to the media and international community in Geneva not to turn their backs.

And continuing with our coverage of the Human Rights Council, members will delve into how to improve cooperation and assistance to countries in need - but can such measures produce real results?

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Stella Moris, wife of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, speaks to the media during a news conference, at the Geneva Press Club in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, 10 July, 2023. (Keystone/Salvatore Di Nolfi)

🗣️With extradition looming, Assange’s partner calls on international community to not turn their backs. Julian Assange’s partner Stella Moris-Assange told journalists at the Geneva Press Club that his imminent extradition to the US would sound the death knell for democracy and press freedoms.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

🇺🇳When upholding human rights fails, can the UN respond to SOS? Over the past three weeks, the Human Rights Council has exposed and condemned a series of countries’ human rights records, offering recommendations on how to address violations. Countries under scrutiny may seek the UN’s assistance, like Peru has done. But is it a delay tactic or can it produce real results?

Geneva Solutions (EN)

💻'In 2023 governments woke up to the realities of AI', says scientist Stuart Russell, who was in Geneva this week to attend the annual global summit AI for Good. He discusses the challenges the technology poses and how to better regulate it.

Swissinfo (EN)

🕌 UN rights body set to clash over Koran burning motion. A contentious draft proposal, which will be presented at the Human Rights Council today, has sparked opposition from Western diplomats who argue it aims to safeguard religious symbols rather than human rights.

Reuters (EN)

💥Why is America sending cluster bombs to Ukraine? The move has been heavily criticised by human rights groups as the weapon is banned by more than 100 countries under an international treaty.


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