Friday, April 30, 2010


Iran is now a member of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, after being voted in (by default) by the UN's Economic and Social Council.

Maybe discarding any vestige of common sense is a prerequisite to believing in international unity.

Like many atrocities, Iran's bid for membership on the Commission was overshadowed -- just long enough -- by its even more unpopular bid for membership on the Human Rights Commission. That's ironic, since most of Iran's well-known human rights violations are injuries to female humans.

Amid the astonishing lack of international uproar, one Iranian human rights coalition did put its protest on record:

Letter to the UN from the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

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