Pakistan has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) despite opposition from activist groups on its worst human rights record. Of the five candidates from the Asia Pacific region competing for the four seats of the United Nations Supreme Human Rights Organization, Pakistan won the most votes.
The United States said Wednesday that it has proved its position to withdraw from Congress two years ago, accusing the UN Human Rights Council of elections in China, Russia and Cuba.
“The election of China, Russia and Cuba to the United Nations Human Rights Council demonstrates the United States’ decision to withdraw from the board in 2018 and use other venues to protect and promote universal human rights. At UNGA this year, we did that. “A tweet from US Secretary of State Mike Pompei Oh.
He said America’s commitment to human rights was more than words. “We have identified and punished human rights abusers in Xinjiang, Myanmar, Iran and other regions, and we urge all countries to re-engage in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) at this moment.”
While China won the UNHRC seats little by little on Tuesday, Saudi Arabia was defeated in the elections for the world’s top human rights group. However, Pakistan was re-elected to the UNHRC.
China was elected to the UNHRC earlier this year despite UN experts urging the international community to take collective and decisive measures to help the CCP regime end its international obligations and human rights violations. citizen.
In a statement issued by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), experts who are members of the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council said new attention was needed for the human rights situation in China. Particularly in light of the movement toward Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) residents, Xinjiang ethnic minorities, Tibet Autonomous Region, and national human rights defenders.
They urged the UNHRC to act urgently to take all appropriate steps to monitor Chinese human rights practices.
Many people on social media have criticized the UNHRC for strong reactions to elections in Russia, China, Pakistan and Cuba, known for their disastrous record of human rights violations.
Hillel Neuer, an international attorney on human rights and executive director of the Geneva-based UN Watch, criticized the elections in four countries. “Today is a dark day for human rights. The latest human rights judge from the United Nations brought Pakistani-Christian persecution, Hindus, Amadis, and China-million Uyghurs into camps. Russia-toxic dissidents. Cuba–This is the Police Department. Inmates are running asylum. “
India’s top foreign policy expert Brahma Chelani said, “China has held the seat of the United Nations Human Rights Council despite imprisoning more than one million Muslims, causing harsh repression in Tibet, and killing detainees to harvest organs for transplantation. Than deputy Pakistan. The committee is becoming meaningless “
In addition to the dozens of journalists and activists who expressed their anger, social media influencers like Surendra Poonia have also questioned the UNHRC. He said, “Why can’t your organization see the atrocities of Pakistani minorities and Chinese torture camps where Uighur Muslims are tortured? It’s like a brutal killer bestowed on non-violence.”
Earlier this year, Pakistan’s own human rights committee expressed deep concern about the human rights status of Pakistani minorities in a sneaky commentary.
In its annual report of the Pakistani Human Rights Commission (HRCP), “2019 will be remembered as a systematic deterrence due to political opposition through various means, restrictions on the freedom of the mainstream press, digital surveillance and overregulation. Of social media space. “
The Committee noted that restrictions on freedom of opinion and expression continue to expand, making it harder to speak or write publicly or to criticize state policy on’sensitive’ issues such as “forced disappearances. It is a “security agency in this area” specifically for journalists with Balochistan and Kyberpark Tunk.