Trending UN Watch tweets from June: North Korea tells the UNHRC that U.S. has “worst human rights record in the world”; UN Watch nominates Iranian dissident Masih Alinejad for next UN human rights chief; Pillay Commission publishes report; LGBT activists demonstrate for Palestine; UNRWA suspends six antisemitic teachers in wake of UN Watch report; and more.
UNRWA Suspends Six Antisemitic Teachers in Wake of UN Watch Report
BREAKING: Under pressure from our exposé, U.N.'s Palestinian relief agency suspends 6 teachers for calling to murder Jews.
But @UNRWA is mad we exposed their racists, saying we “seek to destroy, not build, to invite conflict, not build a lasting peace.” https://t.co/rpkN7Y94NG
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) June 29, 2022
North Korea Tells UNHRC That U.S. Has “Worst Human Rights Record in the World”
🇰🇵 North Korea tells the U.N. Human Rights Council: "The United States, with the worst human rights record in the world, talks this and that about the human rights situation in other countries. That does not stand to reason at all." pic.twitter.com/Qm2L22jLzW
— UN Watch (@UNWatch) June 17, 2022
UN Watch Nominates Iranian Dissident Masih Alinejad for Next UN Human Rights Chief
.@antonioguterres We nominate Masih Alinejad as next United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Exiled from Iran, she has become the voice of the Iranian people who risk their lives to defy the mullahs.
She is a courageous, compelling & inspiring human rights activist. https://t.co/824evLTWKP pic.twitter.com/eyawrsfvc3
— UN Watch (@UNWatch) June 18, 2022
UNHRC Convenes June Session
For God’s sake, why is China sitting on the U.N. Human Rights Council?
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) June 7, 2022
U.N. Human Rights Council members now include:
🇵🇰 Pakistan—death penalty for 'blasphemers'
🇲🇷 Mauritania—has 500,000 slaves
🇸🇴 Somalia—death penalty for gays
🇨🇳 China—1 million Uyghurs in camps
🇻🇪 Venezuela—Maduro tyranny
🇶🇦 Qatar—enslaves migrants
🇱🇾 Libya—same ⬆️
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) June 25, 2022
The UNHRC meets in 10 days.
Why is China a member?
Why is Cuba a member?
Why is Libya member?
Why is Pakistan a member?
Why is Venezuela a member?
Why is Mauritania a member?
Why is Qatar a member?
Why is Eritrea a member?
Why is Kazakhstan a member?
Why is Somalia a member?
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) June 2, 2022
Pillay Commission Publishes Report
The @UN_HRC is fair and balanced.
Condemnations since it was founded:
0 🇨🇺 Cuba
0 🇸🇦 Saudi
0 🇨🇳 China
0 🇹🇷 Turkey
0 🏴☠️ Taliban
0 🇵🇰 Pakistan
0 🇿🇼 Zimbabwe
1 🇷🇺 Russia
2 🇻🇪 Venezuela
10 🇪🇷 Eritrea
12 🇮🇷 Iran
13 🇧🇾 Belarus
15 🇰🇵 North Korea
26 🇲🇲 Myanmar
37 🇸🇾 Syria
99 🇮🇱 Israel
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) June 7, 2022
Countries Voice Support for North Korea at UN Disarmament Conference
LIST OF SHAME: Countries who voiced support for North Korea’s presidency at the U.N. Conference on Disarmament this morning:
— UN Watch (@UNWatch) June 9, 2022
LGBT Activists Demonstrate for Palestine
Queers for Palestine, if you know anything about actual life under Hamas and Palestinian Authority rule, is like Chickens for KFC. https://t.co/9iWri48Df2 pic.twitter.com/oFGJewZRXw
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) June 3, 2022
Russia Bombs Ukrainian Mall
Bombing a shopping mall on purpose is mass murder. If the U.N. Human Rights Council which is now in session fails to convene an emergency meeting to condemn Russia for this latest atrocity, history will be their judge.
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) June 28, 2022
Churchgoers Massacred in Nigeria
Churchgoers massacred in Nigeria, at least 50 dead. Islamist clans suspected.
4,650 Christians were killed in Nigeria last year in 470 attacks on churches.
The @UN_HRC has never addressed this. Why, @mbachelet?https://t.co/RUkaf4m466
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) June 6, 2022
Liking, retweeting, following: UN Watch tweets were liked and shared by thousands around the world, including by opinion leaders and celebrities such as:
- Former UN Security Council President Diego Arria
- Russian opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza & opposition activist Lyubov Sobol , Cuban human rights activist Rosa María Payá, Iranian women’s rights activist Masih Alinejad, Saudi dissident Raif Badawi, Uyghur American activist Rushan Abbas, Chinese cartoonist Badiucao, Nicaraguan political activist Felix Maradiaga, Hong Kong Watch founder and UK human rights activist Benedict Rogers
- Israeli ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan
- Former Canadian ambassador to the UN Louise Blais, former Canadian immigration minister Chris Alexander
- UK MP Tom Tugendhat, Chair of the UK Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee
- Dutch MEP Peter van Dalen, Dutch MP Gert-Jan Segers
- Foundation for Defense of Democracies CEO Mark Dubowitz, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies executive director Kyle Matthews, Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China coordinator Luke de Pulford, former Pakistani ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani
- U.S. actor Joshua Malina, U.S. singer David Draiman
Many journalists also liked or shared UN Watch’s tweets, including:
- CNN reporter Melissa Mahtani, Wall St. Journal letters editor Elliot Kaufman, The Dispatch editor-in-chief Jonah Goldberg, National Review senior editor Jay Nordlinger, contributing editor Andrew Stuttaford & foreign affairs reporter James Quinn, former New York Times reporter Nellie Bowles
- Toronto Sun columnist Tarek Fatah
- Sky News Australia hosts Rita Panahi & Sharri Markson