China-led Panel Picks Amnesty International’s Ex-Chief Irene Khan as U.N. Free Speech Monitor

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GENEVA, July 17, 2020 — A watchdog revealed today that China was Chair of the U.N. Human Rights Council vetting process that nominated Amnesty International’s former chief Irene Khan to be the next world monitor on free speech—a decision to be ratified this afternoon by the 47-nation plenary—as it emerges that she enjoys close ties with the Communist regime. See more below on Khan’s relationship with Beijing.