Prime Violators Hold Seats on UN Rights Panel

(Washington Times) Desikan Thirunarayanapuram - The world's most repressive countries hold more than a quarter of the seats in the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Commission and their presence has subverted the panel's mandate, Freedom House reported Thursday. In its annual report on the world's biggest human-rights abusers, 6 of the 18 countries listed as the "worst of the worst regimes" are members of the commission: China, Cuba, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Zimbabwe.

2005-04-05 00:00:00

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