Dakota Access pipeline protests: UN group investigates human rights abuses

This article reports on a United Nations group's investigation of human rights abuses following a mass arrest of indigenous activists demonstrating against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

From The Guardian

A United Nations group is investigating allegations of human rights abuses by North Dakota law enforcement against Native American protesters, with indigenous leaders testifying about “acts of war” they observed during mass arrests at an oil pipeline protest.

A representative of the UN’s permanent forum on indigenous issues, an advisory group, has been collecting testimony from Dakota Access pipeline protesters who have raised concerns about excessive force, unlawful arrests and mistreatment in jail where some activists have been held in cages.

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