Will Venezuela's UN delegates defect as Libya's did?


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GENEVA, August 12, 2020 — United Nations Watch (UN Watch) is pleased to announce that Simon Plosker, formerly of HonestReporting, will join UN Watch on September 1st as

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On Feb. 25, 2011, Adel Shaltut of Libya’s U.N. mission in Geneva defected before an urgent session of the U.N. Human Rights council, and denounced the Qaddafi regime.

Only months before he defected, the same Adel Shaltut tried to silence Libyan victims brought by UN Watch:

Fast forward to today, Feb. 25, 2019 — eight years later to the day. The UNHRC’s 2019 session opens in Geneva. Will Venezuela’s diplomats defect and denounce Maduro’s atrocities?