Parents of Michael Brown testify at the United Nations

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WATCH ABOVE: The parents of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown testified before the United Nations Committee Against Torture.

TORONTO – The parents of Michael Brown, a black teenager shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, testified at the United Nations in Geneva to seek justice for their son.

“We have come to the United Nations to take the world stage to talk about the life of Michael Brown and the dreadful way that he lost his life,” Darryl Parks, a lawyer representing the Brown family, told reporters outside of the U.N.

The U.N. Committee Against Torture is holding a panel looking at U.S government’s compliance with an anti-torture treaty, and a series of alleged violations since the 9/11 attacks.

“We came here to the U.N. to get justice for our son,” Michael Brown Sr. told reporters after the panel finished its first day of questioning. “There couldn’t be a better…

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