UNbelievable! Russia is a member of the UN's human rights council
You can't make this up, despite the fact the Russia invaded and is currently destroying Ukraine, Russia is still a member of the United Nations human rights council. The UN's human rights council role is to monitor and “defend” human rights worldwide. Yet Russia is doing the exact opposite to that these days in Ukraine, and inside Russia. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused untold suffering to the Ukrainian population. Tens of thousands of people have been killed. Millions driven out of their homes and country, precipitating the worst humanitarian catastrophe in Europe since WW2. All because of Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
The truth is that Russia should have never been allowed on the UN in the first place. Russia’s human rights record continues to deteriorate with every passing year, with the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly consistently restricted, in law and practice.
Many journalists, or even regular people, who are critical of the Putin regime and its widespread human rights violation are beaten up, imprisoned or murdered.
Those attempting to exercise these rights faced reprisals, ranging from harassment to police ill-treatment, arbitrary arrest, heavy fines and in some cases criminal prosecution and imprisonment. Political opposition members are routiny either imprisoned or killed. This is all without mentioning the widespread and systematic abuses Russia has been carrying out in countries like Ukraine, Georgia, Chechniya, Syria and other regions and countries all over the world.