Here’s a dandy from Anne Bayefsky editor at EYE on the UN…
Sep. 03, 2007 – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour takes a front row seat to hear Mahmoud blab on about human rights in Iran.
The very next day… After Mahmoud blathered on at the human rights meeting Iran hanged four more men in public in the southern province of Fars.
Anne Bayefsky adds this on the human rights experts at the meeting in Tehran:
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While Arbour was hobnobbing with anti-semites, butchers and anti-democratic forces from around the world, Iranians were being prepared for public hangings. Arbour was reported by the Islamic Republic News Agency as having “expressed pleasure with being at the NAM meeting and described Iran’s representation office in the UN in Geneva as “very good.”” In an unusual move, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has so far neglected to put her official statement on their website.
The day after Arbour left Iran the government felt sufficiently buoyed by their UN stamp of approval, that they executed 21 prisoners. People are executed in Iran for charges like “enmity against God” or “being corrupt on earth.”
And… It looks like the US Senate decided to fund the UN Human Rights Council after all.