Minister Peter McKay issued a statement
today condemning the presence of the butcher of the press
at a UN human rights meeting in Geneva, Switzerland:
"The presence of Mr. Mortazavi in Iran’s delegation demonstrates the Government of Iran’s complete contempt for internationally recognized principles of human rights. The Government of Canada expresses its disgust at the fact that Iran would choose to include such a person in its delegation to a new UN body intended to promote the highest standards of respect for human rights."
Canada has to do more to confront the Iranian regime. Let's not forget that another Canadian citizen
is still in Iran's jail and Judge Mortazavi murdered a Canadian citizen, Ms. Kazemi
, in summer of 2003. However, I think Mr. MacKay should be disgusted at the UN, not the Iranian regime because Mullahs do whatever they please but UN shouldn't allow this person to attend the session in the first place. So, I'd like to see Mr. Mackay to issue a statement condemning the United Nations for letting all criminals from Cuba, Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia et al in.
It's good to see the statement by Mr. MacKay but like I said, it is not enough. And this act by UN rights council also goes to show how corrupt, unwilling to act and stupid UN is when it comes to serious business of dealing with rogue states like Iran.Read more at ReutersCross-posted @ The Shotgun blog