U.N. Human Rights Council fails to protect religious freedom

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The United Nations Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room in Geneva, Switzerland.

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A new report shows that eight current and incoming member states of the U.N. Human Rights Council were among 24 countries to imprison believers and atheists in 2013 for violating laws that restrict their basic human right to freedom of religion or belief.