tisdag 22 september 2015

FN valde Saudiarabien till ordförande för viktigt organ inom FN:s råd för mänskliga rättigheter

UN Watch rapporterade för en tid sedan att Saudiarabien, "ett land som halshugger fler människor än IS", har valts till ordförande för ett ett organ inom FN:s mänskorättsråd.
Nu har även andra börjat reagera mot beslutet.

U.N. Watchdog Slams 'Scandalous' Choice of Saudi Arabia to Head Human Rights Panel

Again: Saudi Arabia Elected Chair of UN Human Rights Council Panel
“It is scandalous that the UN chose a country that has beheaded more people this year than ISIS to be head of a key human rights panel,” said UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer. “Petro-dollars and politics have trumped human rights.”
“Saudi Arabia has arguably the worst record in the world when it comes to religious freedom and women’s rights, and continues to imprison the innocent blogger Raif Badawi,” Neuer added.

Beheaders head UN rights group

They asked the wolf to guard the sheep - Saudi Arabia in charge off key UN panel on human rights

By subjugating women, trampling religious freedom, oppressing minorities, and imprisoning innocent human rights activist and blogger Raif Badawi, Saudi Arabia demonstrates why the U.N. should NEVER have elected this oppressive regime to its Human Rights Council.
And it should never have placed Saudi Arabia at the head of the committee  that selects UN human rights experts. For Saudi Arabia to decide who will be an investigator on violence against women or arbitrary detention is like asking the foxes to guard the chickens.
Article 8 of the council's founding resolution provides that member states can be removed for gross and systematic violations of human rights. More than ever, it's time to finally remove Saudi Arabia.

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