This is the latest evidence that the UN is not only useless and worthless, it is a corrupt and evil organization. Women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to vote, not allowed to drive, not allowed to walk in public without a male escort, their value in court is half of a man, if they are raped it is their fault and sent to prison, and the list goes on. And that’s a country the UN wants to praise. How the UN has any respect left around the world is beyond me.
“U.N. praises Saudi Arabia on women’s rights,” by Jessica Chasmar for The Washington Times, October 24:
As the U.N. Human Rights Council scrutinized Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, only a small minority of democracies raised concerns over the kingdom’s oppressive human rights record.
Out of the 102 countries that took the floor in Geneva, more than 80 of them praised Saudi Arabia, UN Watch reported. Canada, U.K. and the Czech Republic were among those who raised concerns.
The watchdog website said that anti-democratic regimes often engage in quid pro quo agreements. For instance, if China praises Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, the kingdom will return the favor when China is reviewed on Thursday.
Saudi Arabia is poised to win a seat on the Human Rights Council in elections next month.
Ruled under Islamic Sharia law, lashing female rape victims and beheading homosexuals, public flogging, amputations and eye-gouging are common.
Dozens of nations commended the kingdom for steps taken to improve the lives of women and children.
Pakistan commended “laudable steps taken by Saudi Arabia to promote and protect the rights of children and women,” UN Watch reported.
France commended the kingdom “with its progress in the role of women in society.”
And Mauritania, a country that still practices slavery, commended Saudi Arabia “for always seeking to strengthen human rights. … We commend Saudi Arabia in terms of the progress on guaranteeing fundamental rights and freedoms, socioeconomic progress, participation of women at all levels and participation in society.”