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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Assad regime reelected to senior post on UN committee

The United Nations has decided to reward the Assad regime for murdering 70,000 of its own people by naming it to a senior position on a decolonization committee charged with upholding fundamental human rights in opposing the “subjugation, domination and exploitation” of peoples.
UN Watch today called on Ban Ki-moon, US Ambassador Susan Rice and EU representatives to condemn the world body’s “revolting and absurd” decision to unanimously re-elect the Assad regime to a senior post on a decolonization committee charged with upholding fundamental human rights in opposing the “subjugation, domination and exploitation” of peoples — a propaganda victory now being trumpeted by Syria’s state-funded SANA news agency.
“It is incomprehensible for the UN to say that Syria has killed at least 70,000 of its own people and to then hand this gift of false legitimacy to the mass murderer Bashar al-Assad,” said Hillel Neuer, director of the Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch.
“The UN is helping the Assad regime portray itself a U.N. human rights arbiter. That’s indefensible, and an insult to Syria’s victims,” said Neuer.
 But this fits right in with the UN's ordinary behavior....

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