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Rights Group Calls for UNHRC to Expel Saudi Arabia


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Gillian
- 1594 days ago - unwatch.org
The U.S., France, Germany and the UK should lead a United Nations effort to finally expel Saudi Arabia from the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council after the fundamentalist regime publicly flogged blogger Raif Badawi today for "insulting Islam," said Gen



   

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Gillian M (11)
Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:16 am
he U.S., France, Germany and the UK should lead a United Nations effort to finally expel Saudi Arabia from the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council after the fundamentalist regime publicly flogged blogger Raif Badawi today for "insulting Islam," said Geneva-based rights group UN Watch.

In addition to 10 years in jail, Badawi was sentenced to receive 50 lashes every week for 20 weeks, for a total of 1,000 lashes. His crime was creating a liberal blog.

"By keeping Saudi Arabia in this lofty position, where the Saudis can judge others and influence the very definition of basic human rights, the UN shields this tyranny, granting legitimacy to a repressive and brutal monarchy that tramples freedom of speech, religious freedom and the equality of women," said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch.

Article 8 of UNGA Resolution 60/251 provides that Council members who commit gross and systematic violations of human rights can be removed. "Saudi Arabia is such a state, and it should be removed immediately," said Neuer.

"We look to the major democracies to show moral leadership and to defend the integrity of the United Nations and the cause of human rights."
 

Kathleen M (208)
Sunday January 11, 2015, 8:37 am
Hmmph...maybe the Saudi Arabian government should be expelled to an asteroid in a galaxy far, far away! Sadistic creeps! Thanks for posting, Penny.
 

Lone F (58)
Sunday January 11, 2015, 9:03 am
Noted! Sorry Penny I didn't notice your post and I was not warned beforehand! Thank you!
 

Ben O (131)
Sunday January 11, 2015, 9:07 am
Saudi Arabia in the UN Human Rights Council...??? -Holy bloody crap!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 11, 2015, 9:53 am
Shocking it's still there...this country is pure hell.
 

Animae C (508)
Sunday January 11, 2015, 2:05 pm
UN Human Rights Council? That's a joke!
 

Stan B (123)
Sunday January 11, 2015, 7:22 pm
How the hell did they get there in the first place? Oh I remember now. This distinguished body is dominated by dictators and despots.
 

Jeff Creech (64)
Sunday January 11, 2015, 11:12 pm
I didn't know that this council even existed until I read this statement but I completely agree with this, and if someone with the knowledge and understanding will write up a petition for this, I will wholeheartedly sign it instantly.
 

Leslie Stanick (102)
Monday January 12, 2015, 1:22 am
SA can't be on the Human Rights Council while treating human beings as flogging posts.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 12, 2015, 1:34 am
The fact that Saudi Arabia is on the Human Rights Council is an affront to democracy and flies in the face of everything the council stands for.
 

Hilary S (65)
Monday January 12, 2015, 1:59 am
another cat set to guard the cream? didn't iran get a spot on the un council for the status of women?
beats me why anyone still imagines finding fair play at the un.
 

(0)
Monday January 12, 2015, 4:49 am
I thought you had to be a nation of wife beating, slave owning killers of apostates, adulterers gays and non-Muslims to be a member of this club
 

Sarah Dyson (139)
Monday January 12, 2015, 2:25 pm
Thank you Penny. This is just unbelievable. And to think, I (and everyone else blobbing comments) can sit here and still say what we think about such atrocities. I know that my one comment probably won't do any good but at least I am still free to say it. How much longer, I wonder????.
 
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