Iran, Other Repressive Regimes, Sweep UN Human Rights Posts (UN Watch)
(dailyalert.org, Apr. 24, 2014)
The UN Wednesdayelected Iran and more than a dozen other repressive regimes to top committees charged with overseeing the work of human rights organizations.
Iran was elected to the Commission on the Status of Women and the Committee on NGOs, which oversees all human rights groups that seek to work inside the UN.
Other human rights abusers elected to the influential panel include Azerbaijan, China, Cuba, slave-holding Mauritania, Russia, and Sudan, whose leader, President Omar al-Bashir, is wanted by the ICC for genocide.
See also U.S. Sharply Criticizes Iran’s Election to UN Committee (Reuters)