From our Cuban Colonies Bureau:
Take a good look at what’s going on in Nicarrrrrrrragua, all ye liberals and progressives, and all ye who voted for socialist candidates in yesterday’s primary elections in the U.S.
And make sure you trill those R’s in Nicarrrrrrragua to indicate your solidarity with the Orrrrrtega-Castrrrrro dictatorship.
One of the world’s most inept and corrupt human rights watchdogs — The U.N. human rights office — has been given so much evidence of wrongdoing in Nicarrrrrragua that it had no choice but to denounce the abuses endured by Nicarrrrrrragua’s dissidents.
The U.N. human rights council is full of member nations that routinely violate human rights, such as China, Cuba, Burundi, Egypt, Rwanda, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
And its new chief is none other than Michele Bachelet, Chile’s ultra-leftist ex-president, who spent her formative years in the former East Germany, a country that continually won gold medals in all categories in the Human Rights Abuses Olympics.
So, you know when the U.N. shakes its index finger at any country and says “tsk, tsk, shame on you” that the situation must be truly horrific. So, horrific, in fact, that left-leaning Castrophile news agency Reuters has to report on the situation.
Oh, the wonders of the Cuban empire….
Read it and seethe.
From Granma Euro-Lite (Reuters)
Nicaragua’s government committed human rights violations and turned a blind eye while armed mobs rounded up protesters, some of whom were later raped with rifles and tortured in detention, the U.N. human rights office said in a report on Wednesday.
It documented human rights violations between April 18 and Aug. 18, including the disproportionate use of force and extrajudicial killings by the police, disappearances, widespread arbitrary detentions and instances of torture and sexual violence in detention centers.
“Repression and retaliation against demonstrators continue in Nicaragua as the world looks away,” U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said in a statement.The report said the U.N. Human Rights Council, which meets next month, should consider setting up an international inquiry or truth commission to prevent the situation getting worse, although “the chilling effect of repression” and a “a climate of widespread terror” had already silenced many of the protesters.
Detainees were tortured with Taser guns, barbed wire, beatings with fists and tubes and attempted strangulation, it said.
“Some women have been subject to sexual violence, including rape, and described threats of sexual abuse as common. Male detainees also mentioned cases of rape, including rape with rifles and other objects,” the report said.
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