Saudi Arabia faces first-ever censure at UN rights forum

Saudi Arabia faces first-ever censure at UN rights forum

European countries will urge Saudi Arabia this week to release detained activists and cooperate with a UN-led probe into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The joint statement, due to be read on Thursday, comes amid growing concern about the fate of detainees as identified by watchdog groups. Iceland has led the initiative, winning support from European countries.

Timothy
Timothy
Philip Vonleipzig
Philip Vonleipzig 1 year

Took you some time.

CommanderVaasDC
CommanderVaasDC 1 year

time for everyone else to follow.

T Ftw
T Ftw 1 year

Saudi Arabia talking about human rights is like a rat saying it likes poison

Got Truth
Got Truth 1 year

Saudi Arabia has no intention of changing its ways. This also yet another example of how useless the UN is and that it’s nothing more than a tool to keep stepping the world to a one world communist government. UN charter was modelled after the USSR charter, same goal.

Leo Miggel
Leo Miggel 1 year

Yemen still irrelevant tho

Joseph McHugh
Joseph McHugh 1 year

Saudi Arabia executes women for having sex and gays for existing, no one cares. Saudi Arabia kills some Turkish dude, red alert!

Hannibal
Hannibal 1 year

From the same European nations that clamored for an Iran deal? Ugh.

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 1 year

About damned time.

Pete Nell
Pete Nell 1 year

The UN is controlled by small countries. each country gets a vote. the USA gets the same number of votes as Haiti. The UN is dominated by small Muslim States. they get to decide the agenda. hence why Israel gets sanctioned all the time and noone else does. the only reason SA got it, is because some of the Muslim block went against them. the UN is useless because of the way it does voting. your number of votes should be dependent on population AND economy. not just borders. why does Ireland get a vote and not Texas or California? Ireland is a member of the EU? Why not one EU vote? the system is terrible.

mcpimpen
mcpimpen 1 year

first ever? this discredits the UN

Hannibal
Hannibal 1 year

But Europeans will still by the oil from the Saudi, so why does this matter? all of these nations are perfectly content with doing business with Russia, China, Vietnam, Iran etc. Ripley's wax self righteous on your iPhone made by child labor.

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 1 year

First ever?

David O'Doherty
David O'Doherty 1 year

No shit

Mike Clark
Mike Clark 1 year

Suadi response: but we have oil, you said we could do what we like?

Mr. A
Mr. A 1 year

What are the implications of this censure? Or is it just empty words on paper?

F1ackm0nk3y
F1ackm0nk3y 1 year

Now do Iran

Mark Oulaghan
Mark Oulaghan 1 year

about time too

Mr. A
Mr. A 1 year

About freaking time

ryan malady
ryan malady 1 year

about bloody time!

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