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Trump travel ban illegal, ‘mean-spirited’: UN rights chief

Monday, Jan 30, 2017,18:20 IST By anju A A A

Geneva | US President Donald Trump’s travel ban on mainly Muslim countries is illegal and “mean-spirited”, the United Nations human rights chief Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein said on Monday.

Zeid, who rarely communicates on Twitter, said in a tweet that “discrimination on nationality alone is forbidden under human rights law”, adding that “the US ban is also mean-spirited and wastes resources needed for proper counter-terrorism.”