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U.N. officials denounce "inhuman" treatment of Native American pipeline protesters

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U.N. officials denounce ‘inhuman’ treatment of Native American pipeline protesters. The official, Maini Kiai, is a reputed human rights lawyer from Kenya. His statement on the protests in North Dakota, which are largely being carried out by Native Americans, was endorsed by a slew of other high-ranking U.N. officials, including special rapporteurs on drinking water, the environment, free speech, cultural rights and the rights of indigenous peoples.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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