Issue 444: UN Confirms: China, Russia, Cuba, Saudi Arabia Running for UN Human Rights Council

UN CONFIRMS: CHINA, RUSSIA, CUBA, SAUDI ARABIA
RUNNING FOR UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Iran pulls out after UN Watch report sparked global outrage

Syria’s Assad still competing 

Meet the Candidates:


China


Syria


 Russia


Cuba


Saudi Arabia


Chad



Vietnam

                        Algeria

GENEVA, July 29 — The UN has announced that elections for 14 influential seats on its Human Rights Council will be held on November 12th, with the world body confirming UN Watch’s exclusive report from earlier this month that candidates include China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and other regimes widely criticized for human rights abuses.

Iran pulled out of the race after the July 9th revelation by UN Watch sparked worldwide outrage including a stinging condemnation by acting U.S. representative Rosemary DiCarlo. Tehran’s sudden withdrawal quickly ended the controversy, allowing the regime to continue basking in the positive media glow generated by “moderate” new president Hassan Rouhani.

According to the new and updated candidates’ chart published today by UN Watch, the Assad regime of Syria is still running, as is Cuba.

In line with the Big Lie approach to propaganda, China’s UN bid claims that “The Chinese Government respects the principle of the universality of human rights and has made unremitting efforts for the promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the Chinese people. China earnestly fulfills its obligations under relevant international human rights treaties.”

UN Watch is calling on the U.S. and the EU to end their silence over the attempt by the world’s worst abusers to hijack the language and machinery of international human rights.

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