Saturday, April 27, 2013

Visions of Orwell: North Korea and Iran attack Canada for human rights abuses

In which United Nations Human Rights Council becomes indistinguishable from the “Onion”

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.   And Iran, North Korea and China and other bastions of individual freedoms have joined forces to attack Canada for its ‘human rights abuses”.

From the National Post:
Canada was the focus of critical attacks on its human rights record at a prominent United Nations forum by a cluster of countries with dubious human rights records, including North Korea, Iran and China.

The delegation from North Korea lamented: “We have serious concerns about continued violations of the right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression, torture and other ill-treatment, racism and xenophobia...”

Iran railed against “violations of human rights by Canadian government” including “child sexual exploitation and trafficking, the right to food, discriminatory law and regulation against indigenous people and minority groups including Muslim, Arab and African communities.”

China’s delegate complained of “widespread racial discrimination in Canada.”

Pakistan was dismayed by Canada’s “increased poverty and unemployment rate among immigrant communities”; Egypt by Canada’s “racial profiling in law-enforcement action”; and Cuba with the “racism and xenophobia” in Canada.

Russia expressed alarm over Canada’s “police actions of torture and cruelty against peaceful demonstrators.”....
From Hillel Neuer, a Canadian-born lawyer,  human rights advocate, and director of UN Watch, a Geneva-based NGO
“The continued subversion of the UN human rights system — whereby thugs, murderers and rapists purport to judge the human rights record of a liberal democracy — undermines the founding principles and credibility of the United Nations.” 

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