The Guardian reports:
China, Russia, Cuba, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are expected to be elected to the board of the UN human rights council on Tuesday, leaving human rights campaigners in the countries aghast and pleading with EU states to commit to withholding their support.
The Geneva-based monitoring NGO UN Watch described the situation as the equivalent of allowing five convicted arsonists to join the fire brigade.
This is why we should withdraw from funding the UN Human Rights Council. It has become a sick joke, beyond redemption.
UPDATE: Saudi Arabia didn’t get elected. Just leaves China, Russia, Cuba, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Bolivia, Libya, Venezuela, Eritrea, Philippines there upholding the highest standards of human rights!