A representative from Saudi Arabia, a county whose record on human rights can be charitably described as dubious, has been appointed to the United Nations Human Rights Council. Faisal bin Hassan Trad, the Saudi Ambassador to the U.N. at Geneva, has been chosen to head a five-person advisory panel. As would be expected, the appointment has generated some controversy.
Read the story at Sputnik International, Arutz Sheva, The Independent and the International Business Times. Meanwhile, a Saudi court has upheld the sentence of death by crucifixion for a man accused of "illegal protests and firearm offenses", which allegedly took place when he was 17.