Tuesday, 17/9/2019 | 6:34 UTC+0
Libyan Newswire

Trump travel ban illegal, ‘meanspirited’: UN rights chief

U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens from mainly Muslim countries is illegal and "mean-spirited", the United Nations human rights chief Zeid bin Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein said Monday.

Zeid, who rarely communicates on Twitter, said in a tweet that "discrimination on nationality alone is forbidden under human rights law", adding that "the U.S. ban is also mean-spirited and wastes resources needed for proper counter-terrorism."

Trump Friday signed an executive order suspending the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and barring citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.

Source: National News Agency

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