Saudi Arabia To Head Human Rights For UN

Human rights violations and Saudi Arabia are like peanut butter and jelly.  I disparage the yummy sandwich by the comparison, but Saudi Arabia and human rights violations are conjoined, identical twins.

Saudi Arabia continued in 2014 to try, convict, and imprison political dissidents and human rights activists solely on account of their peaceful activities. Systematic discrimination against women and religious minorities continued. Authorities failed to enact systematic measures to protect the rights of 9 million foreign workers. As in past years, authorities subjected hundreds of people to unfair trials and arbitrary detention. New anti-terrorism regulations that took effect in 2014 can be used to criminalize almost any form of peaceful criticism of the authorities as terrorism.

With this information, one would think this nations would be on an FBI most wanted list and not named to an elite panel of five for UN Human Rights Council.  Yet, insanity reigns in the UN and thus this should come as not surprise.  Stupid is, as stupid does.

UN Watch, an independent campaigning NGO, revealed Mr Trad, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador at the UN in Geneva, was elected as chair of a panel of independent experts on the UN Human Rights Council.

As head of a five-strong group of diplomats, the influential role would give Mr Trad the power to select applicants from around the world for scores of expert roles in countries where the UN has a mandate on human rights.

Source: The Independent.

Photo: UN Geneva




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