Friday, October 18, 2019

No joke! Venezuela elected to U.N. Human Rights Council

Global body 'hammers another nail in its credibility coffin'

By WND Staff October 17, 2019

The failing socialist dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro has been elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council.  At a U.N. General Assembly meeting in Geneva on Friday, the Latin American country was elected to one of 14 new seats on the 47-member body.  Maduro's government, BBC News reported, hailed it as an "important achievement."

But his administration is accused of jailing, torturing and arbitrarily arresting opposition figures. And more than 50 countries, including the United States, no longer recognize Maduro as the country's legitimate leader.  Members of the council, BBC News noted, work to uphold and promote human rights around the world................

Louis Charbonneau of the non-profit group Human Rights Watch.........."A vote for Venezuela is a vote for the torture, murder, and impunity that have become trademarks of President Nicolás Maduro's government,"..........called it a "slap in the face to the millions who have fled the country."..........

Maduro's victory "proves that the United Nations is fundamentally broken,".........."Under his authoritarianism, Venezuela's child mortality rate has skyrocketed and medicines have disappeared," .............. To Read More...…


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