Saudi Arabia will head human rights panel

“It’s like making a pyromaniac into the town fire chief”, according to Hillel Neuer of UN Watch. In The Intercept, we can read how USA welcomes Saudi Arabias leadership position and that they are close allies, while 21-year-old Ali Mohammed al-Nimr is waiting to be executed for engaging in demonstrations against the Saudi government. According to Reprieve (UK), which has started a petition to spare the life of al-Nimr, he was tortured and forced to sign a false confession before being sentenced to death by crucifixion.

In the meantime, Saudi Arabia is also continuing their war on Yemen, which is reported to cause many refugees. However, nothing is stopping the export of weapons to Saudi Arabia, even from Sweden.

It seems like living by double standards is nowadays a key qualification for many positions.