UN rights boss calls on Britain to prevent xenophobic abuse after Brexit vote

by Reuters
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 11:31 GMT

GENEVA, June 28 (Reuters) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Tuesday urged Britain to act to prevent incidents of xenophobic abuse in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union and to prosecute perpetrators.

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said in a statement he was deeply concerned by reports of abuse targeting minority communities and foreigners in Britain.

"Racism and xenophobia are completely, totally and utterly unacceptable in any circumstances," Zeid said.

(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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