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Countries demand special UN rights council session on Sudan after coup

Dozens of countries call for the UN Human Rights Council to host a special session on Sudan, following a deadly crackdown on mass rallies against last week’s military coup.

“A special session is needed because of the importance and urgency of the situation,” British Ambassador Simon Manley writes in a letter to the top UN rights body on behalf of 48 countries, including 18 council members.

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