Nicaragua Praised in UN Human Rights Review Despite Year-Long Crackdown on Dissent

GENEVA, May 16, 2019 — Despite Nicaragua’s brutal crackdown on dissent since protests erupted in April 2018, UN delegates lined up yesterday at the Human Rights Council to applaud the government’s track record on human rights, as the country underwent a mandatory review that all UN member states …

Issue 611: Report: Venezuela used 500 front groups to subvert today’s UN right’s review

Exposed: Venezuela used 500 front groups to subvert today’s UN rights review UN Watch report calls on Ban Ki-moon to investigate “fraud on a massive scale” Outside the UNHRC chamber where its record was being reviewed, Venezuela put on a large photo exhibit showing its alleged commitment to human …

Report: Venezuela used 500 front groups to subvert today’s UN review of its rights record

For today’s UNHRC review, Venezuela displayed a photo exhibit showing its alleged commitment to human rights. Above: Photo of President Nicolar Maduro with UN prize for combating hunger—though his people are in fact starving. Press Release Report: Venezuela used 500 front groups to subvert today’s UN …