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During the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which is currently held in Geneva, Saudi Arabia and Russia have criticized Norway over its human rights record. 
According to The Independent, KSA accused Norway "of failing to protect its Muslim citizens and not doing enough to counter criticism of the prophet Mohammed and it also expressed concern at increasing cases of domestic violence, rape crimes and inequality in riches. Russia meanwhile called for Norway to clamp down on expressions of religious intolerance and  and criticized the country’s child welfare system. They also recommended that Norway improve its correctional facilities for those applying for asylum status"


Halden Prison-Norway

Ironically, KSA is a country where the public practice of any form of religion other than Islam is illegal, check the Humans Right Watch report  for year 2013 and Russia is a country that imprisoned three young women from the feminist punk band Pussy Riot for two years in very hard conditions over a 40-second political stunt in a Moscow cathedral that criticized Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church’s close relationship with the Kremlin among their many other acts (also detailed in the HRW report). When freed, the Pussy Riot members said that prison was time of 'endless humiliations'.


                                
 Saudi women driving campaign poster                     Pussy Riot members at trial                        

I am not in a position to defend Norway nor to attack KSA and Russia. I'm just pointing to the paradox (as described by the Norwegian Foreign Minister) in which "countries which do not support fundamental human rights have influence on the council".
Countries are like humans, some are rude, shameless and hypocrite beyond any level. 
Abir Lebbos
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