Iran has just been elected to the UN’s women’s right panel and according to those familiar with how the UN’s secret ballots work, Iran must have received support from at least four western democracies.
Of course, it’s completely understandable why Iran would be nominated, as it has such a stellar record when it comes to women’s rights.
The Daily Mail explains:
Under Iranian marriage laws women are unable to leave the country or get a passport without their husband’s permission.
Husbands have ‘the right to prevent [their wives] taking up employment that he considers incompatible with family interests or his dignity’, and child marriage is prevalent.
Women cannot take part in certain sports banned by the government and it is compulsory to wear a hijab or face jail. […]
Last month a UN report by Javaid Rehman, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, stated ‘concern’ that ‘the legal age for a girl to marry in the Islamic Republic of Iran is 13 years, with even younger girls allowed to marry with paternal and judicial consent.’
READ: Outrage as Iran is selected to sit on UN women’s rights panel despite laws banning female sports, making the hijab compulsory and forcing married women to get their husband’s permission to leave the country
UN Watch provided a list of the Western Democracies eligible to vote for Iran’s nomination.
The democracies who may have voted in the April 20, 2021 secret ballot for Iran’s misogynistic regime include Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Latvia, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
I have little doubt that Canada was one of the four Western democracies that voted in favour of Iran’s nomination.
Last year, Communist China was also nominated to the UN’s human rights commission. It appears that the regime’s concentration camps for Uyghur Muslims obviously solidified its nomination. READ: China Appointed to Influential UN Human Rights Council Panel AND: Allegations of shackled students and gang rape inside China’s detention camps