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“December 10 marks International Human Rights Day—a date that honors the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948—and as such, recognizes the universal value of human rights.”

“Unfortunately, those prestigiously honored as human rights defenders by the international community have made a mockery of these universal values of human rights.”

“The sad thing is that the true defenders of universal human rights are neglected, and instead antisemites, terrorists, and perpetrators of mass human rights violations are celebrated.”

“The UN and the international community must do better in their initial selection of human rights defenders and other champions of human rights to ensure that only those who promote universal human rights are celebrated. Terrorists, war criminals, and racists must instead be shamed.”