Samantha Power, US ambassador to the UN and author of The Problem From Hell, raised objections to a recent UN election.
U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power protested the election of repressive regimes including Iran to the U.N. Committee on Non-governmental Organizations which deals with civil society groups accredited to the United Nations.
Iran’s U.N. Mission responded Thursday by rejecting “baseless accusations” raised by Power on the status of human rights and civil liberties in the country.
Did it? Iran thinks the status of human rights and civil liberties are pretty good in the country?
Power accused Iran in a statement Wednesday night of regularly detaining human rights defenders and “subjecting many to torture, abuse and violations of due process.” She called its unopposed candidacy “a particularly troubling outcome” of the election.
Is she wrong? Rayhaneh Jabbari would say no she’s not wrong.