Top Tweets February 21

UN Watch’s Top Tweets in February 2021

Trending UN Watch tweets from February: China denies abuses against Uighurs, as one year marked since the death of Wuhan’s Dr. Li Wenliang, the COVID-19 whistleblower; Amnesty International strips Alexei Navalny of prisoner of conscience status as Russia sentences him to prison; Iranian world judo champion arrives in Israel; Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro addresses UN Human Rights Council; U.N. to elect Syria to top post fighting “subjugation of peoples;” UAE becomes first Arab state to reach Mars.

Human Rights Abusers Sit on the UN Human Rights Council

China Denies Human Rights Abuses Against Uighurs as One Year Marked Since Death of COVID-19 Whistleblower

Amnesty International Strips Alexei Navalny of Prisoner of Conscience Status as Russia Sentences Him to Prison

Iranian Judo Champion Arrives in Israel

Nicolas Maduro Addresses Human Rights Council

Human Rights Council Fails to Respond to Ugandan Political Kidnappings

U.N. to Elect Syria to Top Post Fighting “Subjugation of Peoples”

UAE Spacecraft Reaches Mars

Liking, retweeting, following: UN Watch tweets were liked and shared by thousands around the world, including by opinion leaders and celebrities such as:

  • Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó & his U.S. envoy Carlos Vecchio, Secretary-General of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro, former Bolivian president Tuto Quiroga
  • Russian opposition activists Alexei Navalny and Vladimir Kara-Murza, Venezuelan opposition politician Maria Corina Machado, Cuban human rights activist Rosa María Payá, Turkish human rights activist Barbaros Sansal, Uighur American human rights advocate Nury Turkel, Pakistani human rights activist Gulalai Ismail, Zimbabwean democratic activist Evan Mawarire
  • Former Virginia Attorney General and Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli
  • Former Canadian immigration minister Chris Alexander, Canadian Senator Linda Frum
  • UK Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust issues Lord Eric Pickles, former Australian MP Michael Danby, French politician Meyer Habib
  • Israeli ambassador to Belgium Emmanuel Nahshon, Israeli MK Michal Cotler-Wunsh, former Israeli ambassador to India Daniel Carmon, former Israeli ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk
  • Foundation for Defense of Democracies President Clifford May and CEO Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director of Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies Kyle Matthews, International Observatory of Human Rights, Lawyers Without Borders president William Goldnadel, AJC Transatlantic Institute director Daniel Schwammenthal
  • U.S. actor Joshua Malina, Irish actor Rory Cowan
  • Former U.S. professional tennis player Victor Amaya, ESPN and Fox Sports presenter Ross Dyer, Canadian former professional ice hockey player Dustin Penner
  • Tech entrepreneur David Sacks


Many journalists also liked or shared UN Watch’s tweets, including:

  • Washington Post columnist and CNN contributor Frida Ghitis, former New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss, National Review contributing editor Andrew Stuttaford and senior writer Dan McLaughlin, New York Post journalist Jon Levine
  • The Dispatch editor-in-chief Jonah Goldberg, Commentary associate editor Noah Rothman, Canadian Global News Radio broadcaster Alex Pierson, NPR international correspondent Ruth Sherlock
  • National Post columnists Terry Glavin and Rupa Subramanya, Toronto Sun columnist Lorrie GoldsteinGlobe and Mail columnist Andrew CoyneToronto Star journalist Jeremy Nuttall
  • Sky News Australia hosts Rita Panahi and Sharri Markson
  • Jerusalem Post journalists Lahav Harkov and Tovah Lazaroff, Israel Hayom senior diplomatic correspondent Ariel KahanaJewish Chronicle deputy editor Jake Wallis Simons
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