3 janv. 2017

Farce : les membres des Nations Unies au Conseil des Droits de l'Homme en 2017, par Hillel Neuer


Abdulaziz Alwasil, Saudi Arabian representative to the UN Human Rights Council for 2017-2019 term, with Michael Møller, Director-General of UN Office at Geneva. UN Photo/Pierre Albouy

Bonne et heureuse année ! Rencontrez les membres du Conseil des Droits de l'Homme des Nations Unies, élus par les Nations Unies avec le mandat de " promouvoir les standards les plus élevés dans la promotion et la protection des droits humains. "  

  • Saudi Arabia  Expertise in human rights : Death sentences for apostasy and adultery; corporal punishment including flogging and amputation ; judiciary controlled by regime ; beheading more peoeple than ever before ; arbitrary arrests of dissenters and minorities ; no freedom of speech ; jails blogger Raif Badawi.
  • Venezuela 
    Expertise in human rights : Widespread arbitrary detention ; imprisonment of opposition leaders ; intimidation of journalists ; torture ; policies causing mass hunger and health catastrophe.
  • China
    Expertise in human rights : Denial of freedom of speech, religion, and association ; extrajudicial killings ; repression of civil society ; discrimination against Tibetans and other minorities.
  • Cuba
    Expertise in human rights : Systematic violation of freedom of speech, assembly, press ; elections are neither free nor fair ; threats and violence against dissidents.
  • Iraq
    Expertise in human rights : Pro-government militias commit widespread human rights abuses, including assassinations, enforced disappearances, property destruction.
  • Qatar
    Expertise in human rights : Inhuman conditions for 1.4 million migrant workers ; women denied basic rights to equality, denied right to be elected to legislative council; finances ISIS and Hamas.
  • Burundi
    Expertise in human rights : Police killings of peaceful protesters ; government forces commit summary executions, targeted assassinations, enforced disappearances ; arbitrary detention, torture, sexual violence ; genocide warning.
  • Bangladesh
    Expertise in human rights : Extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances, killing of secular bloggers by Islamist groups, restrictions on online speech and the press, early and forced marriage, gender-based violence, abysmal working conditions and labor rights.
  • United Arab Emirates
    Expertise in human rights : No political parties, no option to change government ; restrictions on freedoms of speech, press, assembly, association ; arrests without charge, incommunicado detentions, lengthy pretrial detentions ; police and prison guard brutality ; violence against women ; anti-gay discrimination ; mistreatment and sexual abuse of foreign domestic servants and other migrant workers.

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