Saudi Arabia Tries to Stop Center for Inquiry From Delivering Statement at Human Rights Council

This morning at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Saudi Arabia tried three times to stop the Center for Inquiry (CFI) from delivering a statement criticizing the country for its human rights violations. 

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Our statement, delivered by volunteer representative Josephine Macintosh, condemned Saudi Arabia’s restrictions on freedom of religion, belief, and expression, highlighting the cases of jailed rights activists Raif Badawi and Waleed Abu al-Khair. We also raised the obvious tension between Saudi Arabia’s human rights practices and its membership on the UN Human Rights Council.

Saudi Arabia interrupted Macintosh three separate times to complain that her statement was „unacceptable“ and „completely outside“ the parameters of debate.

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