UN Watch’s Top Tweets in January 2021

Trending UN Watch tweets from January: Uganda holds rigged election, holds opposition leader under house arrest; North Korea and China review Australia’s human rights record; human rights abusers sit on the UN Human Rights Council; a year marked since the World Health Organization announces Chinese claim of no clear evidence of coronavirus human-to-human transmission; China cracks down on Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders; Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas begins the 17th year of his four-year term; dictators use Twitter while restricting social media for their people, China makes an exception to attack Hillel Neuer; dictatorships love the U.S. Capitol insurrection; Venezuelan tyrant Nicolas Maduro destroys his country while sitting on the UNHRC.

China Denies Uighur Genocide

Uganda Holds Rigged Election; Holds Opposition Leader Under House Arrest

North Korea and China Review Australia’s Human Rights Record

Human Rights Abusers Sit on the UN Human Rights Council

A Year Since the WHO Announced No Clear Evidence of Coronavirus Human-to-Human Transmission

China Cracks Down on Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Leaders

Palestinian President Begins 17th Year of His Four-Year Term

Dictators Use Twitter While Restricting Social Media For Their People

Dictatorships Love U.S. Capitol Insurrection

Venezuelan President Destroys His Country While Member of UNHRC

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

  • Activist against Russian corruption Bill Browder, Cuban human rights activist Rosa Maria Paya, Iranian human rights activist Masih Alinejad, Chinese cyber-dissident Wu Lebao, Pakistani human rights activist Gulalai Ismail, Ugandan human rights activist Kasha Nabagesera
  • Venezuelan diplomat and former UN Security Council president Diego Arria
  • Former U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer
  • Former Canadian foreign minister John Baird and former immigration minister Chris Alexander, Canadian Senator Linda Frum, Canadian MPs Bob Zimmer and Peter Kent, former Canadian ambassador to Israel Vivian Bercovici
  • Former Pakistan ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani
  • Member of UK House of Lords Matt Ridley, UK MPs Kevin Foster and Alicia Kearns, Australian ambassador to the U.S. Arthur Sinodinos, Australian MP Dave Sharma, former Australian MP Michael Danby
  • Israeli ambassador to Belgium Emmanuel Nahshon, Israeli ambassador to Czechia Daniel Meron, Israeli MK Michal Cotler-Wunsh, former Israeli ambassador to India Daniel Carmon, former Israeli ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk
  • Philanthropist Adam Milstein, 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, Human Rights Foundation CEO Thor Halvorssen, Religious Freedom Institute Senior Fellow Farahnaz Ispahani
  • U.S. actor and writer Brian Sack, comedian & actor Elon Gold, actors Zak Resnick and Alan Tudyk, comedian and TV/film producer Matt Ritter, actress Maureen McCormick, UK actor Rob Mallard, Irish actor Rory Cowan, Canadian actor Aidan Devine
  • Brazilian Olympic champion volleyball player Felipe Fonteles, Australian former professional basketball player Andrew Bogut

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

  • CNN anchor Jake Tapper, Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg, former New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss, Washington Post opinion writer Jason Rezaian, former Wall St. Journal opinion writer Daniel Schwammenthal, Wall St. Journal contributor Gabriella Gershenson, Commentary associate editor Noah RothmanNational Review senior editor Ramesh Ponnuru, commentator Andrew Klavan, Daily Caller Senior White House Correspondent Christian Datoc, Politico health reporter Susannah Luthi, Real Clear Politics White House reporter Philip Wegmann, syndicated columnist Amy Alkon
  • National Post columnists Terry Glavin and John Ivison, Toronto Sun columnists Lorrie Goldstein and Brian Lilley, Globe & Mail columnist Andrew Coyne, CBC reporter Neil Herland, broadcaster Alex Pierson
  • Spectator chairman and former BBC presenter Andrew Neil, UK commentator Maajid Nawaz, Sunday Times journalist David Collins, BBC World Service journalist Rachael Akidi, Sky News Australia host Rita Panahi
  • Die Welt chief correspondent Clemens Wergin
  • Times of Israel journalist Haviv Rettig Gur, Jerusalem Post journalists Lahav Harkov and Tovah Lazaroff
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