Act to suspend Saudi Arabia from H-Rights Council

Saudi Arabia has used its position on the UN Human Rights Council to shield itself from human rights investigations.]

Have Saudi Arabia as member of Human Rights Council is like to have Mengele to direct a children’s Hospital.  Ter a Arábia Saudita como membro do Conselho de Direitos Humanos é como nomear Joseph Mengele para dirigir um hospital infantil.

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Since joining the Council in 2013, Saudi Arabia’s dire human rights record at home has plummeted, and the government has also led a devastating campaign of unlawful airstrikes against civilians in the next-door country of Yemen.

The list of violations is long:

  • More than 350 people – including children – have been executed In Saudi Arabia since it was elected to the Council.
  • Saudi Arabia used its membership on the council to derail a resolution that would have investigated war crimes by the Saudi-led military coalition that bombed Yemen.
  • Human rights activists in Saudi Arabia have been harshly sentenced for peacefully expressing their opinions. Since 2014, Saudi’s Specialized Criminal Court has sentenced activists – including Raif Badawi and his lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair – to lengthy prison terms – in some cases even to death – after grossly unfair trials.

The international community – including the United States and the U.K – has been deafeningly silent. President Obama even sold Saudi Arabia a billion dollars in additional bombs.

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