Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Sudan has been re-elected to the UN Human Rights Commission

``The least we should be able to do is to not elect a country to the global body charged specifically with protecting human rights, at the precise time when tens of thousands of its citizens are being murdred or left to die of starvation,'' Siv said.

``Consider the ramifications of standing by and allowing the commission to become a safe-haven for the world's worst human rights violators, especially one engaged in `ethnic cleansing','' he said.