Saudi Arabia Tries to Silence Center for Inquiry at Meeting of UN Human Rights Council

Saudi Arabia Tries to Silence Center for Inquiry at Meeting of UN Human Rights Council
June 23, 2014
Secular Humanists Condemn Kingdom’s Human Rights Abuses, Right to Speak Supported by Other Member States
Saudi Arabia tried three times today to silence the Center for Inquiry at the United Nations Human Rights Council today, attempting to stop CFI’s representative from addressing Saudi Arabia’s zealous persecution of dissidents and its sweeping crackdown on fundamental human rights. …
http://www.centerforinquiry.net/newsroom/saudi_arabia_tries_to_silence_center_for_inquiry_at_meeting_of_un_human_rig/
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Published on Jun 23, 2014
Saudi Arabia tries, three times, to stop Center For Inquiry representative Josephine Macintosh from delivering a statement critical of their repeated assaults on freedom of religion, belief, and expression at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on June 23, 2014.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CakI_sn30xg

Sad indeed :frowning:
Most Saudi citizens themselves may generally live in a secure state of mind, (see below) but that doesn’t mean that the government should be closed to criticism.
But then again, which governments are open to criticism?
https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&hl=en&q=These+studies+are+in+accord+with+the+overall+sense+of+security+and+personal+safety+among+Saudi+citizens&gws_rd=ssl

From what I’ve seen, the U.S., Great Britain, and most of the European governments have quite a few critics, few of whom are punished by the government. Agreed, that often criticism isn’t effective, but just having it allowed helps the country improve.
Occam