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The UAE to the blacklist of the UN Human Rights Council

The Euro-Mediterranean Observatory for Human Rights called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to dismiss Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates from its membership and place them on its blacklist in the Middle East.

“States such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which enjoyed membership of the Human Rights Council at its current session, are supposed to be more committed and consistent with human rights,” a statement issued by the Observatory said on Thursday.

The Observatory said that “this is a violation of the right by these countries, which should protect human rights instead of seeking to arrest, hide and violate the rights of defenders,” noting that “the procedures for prosecuting and restricting the rights of human rights activists aimed at covering serious violations of international law and international humanitarian law Committed by those States “.

The Human Rights Center stressed that enforced disappearance, threats, and torture, defamation, dismissal from work and obstruction of freedom of movement is a systematic approach by regimes such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE to anyone who tries to raise the voice in the face of their policies.

On Wednesday, UN Under-Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmore reviewed a list of 29 countries that are taking action against human rights activists who cooperate with the United Nations, nine of whom are members of the Human Rights Council from Middle East and North Africa, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco and Turkey.

 

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