UN Elects Syria to Top Post on Committee Against “Subjugation of Peoples”

GENEVA, February 23, 2017 – UN Watch today called on UN Secretary-General António Guterres to condemn the world body’s “revolting and absurd” decision to unanimously re-elect the Assad regime to a senior post on a decolonization committee charged with upholding fundamental human rights in opposing the “subjugation, domination and exploitation” of peoples — a propaganda victory now being trumpeted by Syria’s state-funded SANA news agency.

Syrian ambassador Bashar Ja’afari (photo above) was re-elected as Rapporteur.


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