The United Nations Human Rights Council admitted countries to their membership that commit genocide, routinely abuse religious freedom, and suppress citizens’ political participation.
U.N. General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir, welcomed China, Cuba, Russia, and Pakistan, among other countries, to the seats on the council that the United States abandoned in 2018, according to The Washington Free Beacon on Oct. 13.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, reiterated the wisdom of the U.S.’s withdrawal and recalled that it continued to protect human rights from other quarters.
He added that the United States had defended human rights against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Burma, Iran, and other abusive countries.
“The election of China, Russia, and Cuba to the U.N. Human Rights Council validates the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Council in 2018 and use other venues to protect and promote universal human rights. At #UNGA this year, we did just that,” Pompeo added.
U.S. commitment to human rights is far more than just words. We have identified and punished human rights abusers in Xinjiang, Myanmar, Iran, and elsewhere, and call for all nations to take this moment to recommit to the #UDHR.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) October 13, 2020
The U.S.’s determined stance on the controversial U.N. could be reversed if Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wins the presidency.
The Democratic Party promotes in its national platform of 2020 the return of the United States to the Human Rights Council and other U.N.–sponsored organizations that fight Israel and support the CCP, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
Despite full evidence of human rights violations perpetrated by the CCP, Biden has not issued a single condemnation of the abuses that cause suffering to millions of people in China.
The most-reported abuses are those committed against spiritual groups such as Falun Dafa, or Falun Gong, against Uighur Muslims, Christians, and ethnic minorities, including, more recently, Mongolians.
German anthropologist Adrian Zenz reported the harshness of the CCP’s abuses against ethnic minorities in China.
“More than 3 million Uighurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Tatars, and other Turkish people in eastern Turkistan have been locked up in concentration camps and forced labor camps,” Zenz announced.
He added, “More than 500,000 Uighurs and other Turkish children have been forcibly separated from their mothers and are being indoctrinated in state orphanages and boarding schools to become ‘loyal Chinese citizens.”
Cuba’s communist regime oppresses its citizens and aligns itself with Venezuela’s dictator, Nicolás Maduro, in its outrages against his nation.