The UN did not record any serious human rights violations in the US elections
At the same time, the UN did not rule out that "there could be some isolated incidents."
GENEVA, November 13. / TASS /. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights did not register human rights violations during the US elections that would affect the vote. This was announced on Friday at a briefing in Geneva by the official representative of the department Rupert Colville.
"We have not observed any large-scale violations of human rights that would have a negative impact on the exercise of electoral rights," he said.
At the same time, Colville did not rule out that "there could be some isolated incidents."
The spokesman expressed "great concern" about "the prominent role that disinformation played both on election day and in subsequent days." Despite the measures taken by social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, and despite the "fact-checking by mainstream media", "misleading and inaccurate information has spread widely and is still spreading in the United States." OHCHR believes that voters "should be able to form opinions regardless of violence or threat of violence." In this regard, Colville drew attention to calls in the United States for violent disruption of the vote counting process, as well as incidents of intimidation of election officials.
The US general election was held on November 3 and counting is still ongoing in North Carolina (15 electors) and Georgia (16 electors). According to leading American media estimates, Biden has secured the support of more than 270 electors, whose votes he needs to defeat Republican Donald Trump in the struggle for the presidency. Biden announced his election victory. Trump, who is running for a second term, did not admit defeat and announced the decision to go to the courts regarding the counting of votes, since, in his opinion, there were numerous violations by Democrats in the elections.