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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
World's Leading Abuser of Women Appointed as UN CSW Member
by Stephen Lendman
Saudi Arabia is the Arab world's leading rogue state, a regional menace, supporting terrorism, abusing its own people ruthlessly, opposing fundamental rights for women.
The US-led world community turns a blind eye, supporting what demands condemnation. On April 19, 47 UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) member-states voted to appoint Riyadh to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
None voted "no." It wasn't an option. Seven countries abstained, letting the world's leading abuser of women become a CSW member, making ECOSOC a laughing stock, supporting pure evil instead of denouncing and rejecting it.
UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer said "(e)lecting Saudi Arabia to protect women's rights is like making an arsonist into the town fire chief. This is a black day for women's rights, and for all human rights."