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Cuba, Zimbabwe and the UN Human Rights Commission
Tuesday, February 21, 2006   By: Juan Paxety

It's, of course, the fault of the Us

This story would be hilarious if it were not so sad. The Herald, a web site in Zimbabwe, is joining Cuba in criticizing what it calls US attacks on the UN Human Rights Commission.

In a statement yesterday, the Cuban Mission to the United Nations in New York said the US and its allies were manipulating the current Human Rights Commission.

"Few bodies of the United Nations System have been subjected to so much political manipulation by the United States and its main western allies like the Commission on Human Rights.

"Last year, those same countries delivered the coup de grace to this body’s credibility, when they opposed the adoption of a draft resolution aimed at putting a halt to the impunity and conspiratorial silence that the European governments and other western allies have used in view of the widespread tortures and other serious human rights violations in the Guantánamo Naval Base and other places, on the grounds of the war against terrorism that the Washington authorities claim to be waging," the mission said.

If the UN ever gets around to wondering why it has so little credibility among the American people, it should look to its decision to put countries such as Cuba, Lybia, and Zimbabwe on the Human Rights Commission. How sad.


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