United Nations Investigates Human Rights Violations by Law Enforcement Against Standing Rock Water Protectors


CANNON BALL, NORTH DAKOTA – Standing Rock Water Protectors described human rights violations by law enforcement to United Nations representatives during interviews this week. Water Protectors described being kept in chain link cells resembling kennels, and strip searched. They also report being denied food, water, clothing, attorneys, phone calls, beds, bedding, and access to the restroom.

UN Chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Grand Chief Akile Ch’oh Edward John and UN Observer Roberto Borrero conducted the interviews.



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