UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL: America’s Imperial Tool20/03/2013 23:09
In 1945, the UN was established,
- “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war;
- reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights;
- (support) equal rights of men and women….of nations large and small;
- establish conditions under which justice….can be maintained;
- promote social progress;
- practice tolerance and live in peace; and
- (promote) economic and social advancement of all peoples.”
It failed on all counts. It’s largely a US imperial tool. It’s been so from inception.
With few exceptions, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) marches in lockstep with Washington. It does so shamelessly. Poland’s Remigiusz Henczel serves as president.
America’s waging hot war on Syria. It does so politically, economically and other ways against Iran.
Former Maldivian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Shaheed, serves as Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran. He does so dishonorably. He takes State Department blood money.
Tehran’s High Council for Human Rights Secretary-General, Mohammad Javad Larijani, said:
The money the special rapporteur has received from the US State Department has led to a situation that he cannot write about anything except their anti-Iran desires.
(He) “has no right to take a stance against the country he is assigned to. (He) repeats (anti-Iranian) words of the US and Israel.
Iran provided UN officials with damning evidence. Shaheed’s a serial violator. He issued four anti-Iranian reports.
Tehran categorically denies all charges. They’re based on unreliable information. They reflect Western propaganda. They belie reality.
On February 28, HRC published his “Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Baseless human rights violations were charged. They include “widespread and systemic” torture, as well as harassment, arrests and attacks on human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists.