UN rights chief decries "bigotry" in US presidential race

April 16, 2016 00:46

GENEVA - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights launched a thinly veiled attack on US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and other presidential hopefuls on Friday, in a speech entitled "The road to violence" in Cleveland, Ohio.

"Bigotry is not proof of strong leadership," Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said, after criticizing "a front-running candidate to be President of this country" for advocating the use of torture and multiple candidates for supporting surveillance of Muslims.

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