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Saudi Envoy to Head UN Human Rights Panel

“It’s 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,” UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer stated. “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. “This UN appointment is like making a pyromaniac into the town fire chief, and underscores the credibility deficit of a human rights council that already counts Russia, Cuba, China, Qatar and Venezuela among its elected members.”

h/t MP

  • Martin B

    When every country gets one vote and the Mohammedan countries & assorted tinpot tyrannies outnumber the civilized nations, this sort of thing is the inevitable consequence.

    • tom_billesley

      At Yalta, USA and UK promised Stalin three seats at the UN – the Soviet Union, Ukraine and Byelorussia, even though the last two were part of the first and so their membership had no basis in international law. However, using that precedent every Canadian provice and every state of the United States could expect a seat in the UN.

  • El Martyachi

    Saudi Envoy to (Be?)head UN Human Rights Panel

  • David

    Sort of like making a closet marxist muslim the potus.

  • terrence

    What do you expect from the UN? Intelligence?

  • New Centurion

    The UN: “…a more wretched hive of sum and villiany”

  • UCSPanther

    Being lectured on human rights by Saudi Arabia or the PRC is the same as being lectured on the right to publicly assemble by Islam Karimova (See also: Andijan Massacre) or the fair sharing of oil revenues by Teodoro Obiang.

  • Hard Little Machine

    That was kind of the fucking point. Give the murderous racist psychopaths a leadership role in abating murderous racist psychopathy. By their own standards, if things only get worse that’s PROGRESS.

  • Exile1981

    It’s not like this hasn’t become the standard MO of the UN.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The UN Human Rights Council is an oxymoron.

  • Blacksmith

    The UN just making sure we had not forgotten they were a bad joke and the anti-thesis of what they were designed to be.

  • Allan

    This is why the UN is a useless, corrupt, gutless, pandering, dhimmi, organization. Every Western country should divest itself of the UN and not give them one more red cent in dues.