UN to hold debate on racism, police brutality in US: Live updates

UN Human Rights Council in Geneva will hold debate on the issues at request of African countries.

By Linah Alsaafin, Joseph Stepansky & Elizabeth Melimopoulos

The UN’s top human rights body agreed to a request from African countries to urgently debate racism and police brutality on Wednesday following unrest in the US and beyond over George Floyd’s death.

One of the four former Minneapolis police officers who was charged over the death of George Floyd has been released on $750,000 bail.

Floyd, a Black man, died on May 25 after a policeman knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. His death has sparked calls across the US for policing reforms and triggered global protests.

Source: Al Jazeera News

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.