Saturday, July 23, 2011

UN to Protect Human Rights of Drug Cartel Bosses


by Tom McGregor    Sat, Jul 23, 2011, 08:52 PM
The United Nations believes that it is wrong for police officers and law enforcement authorities to violate the human rights of drug cartel bosses who are violating the human rights of their victims. Apparently, the UN believes that criminals have a human right to commit violent crimes.
Voice of America reports that, “the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, is concluding a weeklong visit to Mexico, where she expressed concern over abuse of citizens by police and soldiers fighting organized crime groups. The major effort against drug cartels and other criminal organizations that began shortly after Mexican President Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006, has now claimed around 40,000 lives. Experts say ending official corruption and impunity is the biggest challenge the government faces in trying to win the war.”
Ms. Pillay said, “I view with concern the increasing reports of human rights violations attributed to state agents in the fight against organized crime.”
According to Voice of America, “President Calderon responded that the worst abusers of human rights in Mexico are the criminal gangs that have tortured, mutilated and killed thousands of people. The drug cartels are fighting the government and each other as they compete for lucrative smuggling routed and drug profits.”
The UN human rights organization, which is led by President Barack Obama, calls for Mexico place precedence on the human rights of drug cartels.
To read the entire article from Voice of America, link here:

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