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George Floyd’s brother Philonise will address the UN Human Rights Council on WednesdayGeorge Floyd’s brother Philonise will address the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)

Geneva (AFP) – George Floyd’s brother was expected to speak before the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday as it holds an urgent debate on “systemic racism” in the United States and beyond.

African countries are pushing for the Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, to investigate racism and police civil liberties violations against people of African descent in the United States.

Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in Minneapolis on May 25 after a white police officer — since charged with murder — pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for

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