A United Nations (UN) group of experts has called for the lifting of all sanctions, so that people in countries under sanctions can protect themselves from COVID-19.

“Obstacles must be opened, or at least reduced, so that people can access basics such as soap and corpses to keep them healthy, so that hospitals can get ventilators and other equipment to keep people alive,” a media statement said on Friday. cooking Xinhua.

“Laws enacted in the name of human rights are actually killing people and depriving them of basic rights, including the right to health, food and life itself,” said UN experts.

Alena Douhan, the UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of joint measures to enforce human rights, said the sanctions brought grief and death to countries such as Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen.

Other experts – including Obiora Okafor, the UN’s independent expert on human rights and international co-operation, Tlaleng Mofokeng, a specialist right-wing health rapper, Michael Fakhri, the UN’s right-hander, and Agnes Callamard, a special rapist UN mission on murder, summary or manslaughter – joins Douhan in signing Friday’s statement.

Experts also welcomed the efforts of many provinces, non-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations to try to help law enforcement agencies fight COVID-19.

“We are very pleased with the commitment of the European Union, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Russia, China, the United States and other donors to deliver much-needed medical supplies,” the statement said.

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