The United Nation’s Security Council also includes several of the world’s worst regimes, when it comes to human rights violations and wars against its own citizens
“The international community deserted us completely, and before it deserted us, it deserted the countless civilians that have been murdered in Syria. What is the most heartbreaking part of this visit is that every time we have come, we come with a much more disastrous situation than in the past.” ~~ Syrian military defector known as “Caesar” (Sept 2019)
In 2018, Saudi Arabia’s discriminatory male guardianship system remained intact despite government pledges to abolish it ... Saudi authorities came before the United Nations Committee on Discrimination against Women to defend their record on women’s rights. The committee called on Saudi Arabia to accelerate efforts to abolish the male guardianship system, adopt an anti-discrimination law, and adopt a written unified family code based on the principles of equality and non-discrimination
The state controls everything, and actively spies on its citizens ... the economy is also strictly controlled and the government funnels money into its nuclear and missile programme despite widespread shortages of food, fuel and other basic necessities ... described the prison camps as "harsh beyond endurance". Detainees face torture and beatings by guards, and women are left especially vulnerable to sexual coercion and abuse ... - of which 60,000 would have become "severely malnourished".
“For 60 days, my body was used as a thoroughfare for all the hoodlums, militia men and soldiers in the district … those men completely destroyed me; they caused me so much pain. They raped me in front of my six children ... three years ago, I discovered I had HIV/AIDS. There is no doubt in my mind that I was infected during these rapes”