Wednesday, January 21, 2009

UN Human Rights Bigwig Arrested On Kiddie Porn Charges

Once again, the UN finds itself with another sex scandal on its hands. This time, one of its bigwigs, Clarence Dias, president of the International Center for Law in Development, whose offices are located at the UN, was arrested at JFK Airport after a search revealed kiddie porn located in his carry on luggage.
Clarence Dias, 65, president of the International Center for Law in Development, whose offices are located at the UN, had the smut in his carry-on bag as he passed through security on his way to a flight bound for Bangkok, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.

Transportation Security Administration officials doing a random bag check around 8:20a.m. allegedly found a DVD whose cover featured an apparently underage nude boy and an adult male in Dias' handbag, prosecutors said.

The video's title - "Winner Pub Pattaya" - apparently refers to a beach resort in Thailand, authorities said. There were also other lewd photographs in the bag, authorities said.

Dias - who holds a doctorate in law from Bombay University and Cornell Law School and has taught at Boston College of Law - claimed the porn was for research, authorities said.

"He admitted it was his - but tried to play it off. He said he was doing research on how to better make sure kids' rights were not abused," a police source said. "Yeah, sure. It's always research."

Calls to Dias' office went straight to voicemail Tuesday.

The humanitarian group calls itself "a Third World NGO [nongovernmental organization] concerned about human rights in the development process."

This is the latest sex scandal to roil the UN.
There was the emergency sex scandals, the repeated refusal to protect women and children from peacekeepers unwarranted sexual advances in multiple peacekeeping missions (Haiti, DR Congo, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea), and a general inability to police their own officials throughout the world who ignore the rape, pedophilia, and sexual assault allegations, including underage girls. Thus, it comes as no surprise that yet another UN official is trafficking in kiddie porn. It's part and parcel of the culture of corruption at the UN and its related organizations.

Look at it another way. If it was US officials who had kiddie porn, and it was US soldiers who engaged in sexual assaults on refugees in their charge, what would the media do? They would demand war crimes trials and public hangings for those soldiers.

Since it's the UN, not so much. The UN has been bulletproof to these charges before, and I don't see it changing anytime soon, despite the fact that change is sorely needed at the UN.

Michelle Malkin links. Thanks!

Don Surber links. Thanks! He also notes that it's well past time to replace the UN with a League of Democracies that has the ability to kick members out. I heartily concur. Totalitarian regimes hold sway in the UN and thwart freedom and democracy; they thwart sovereign member states from protecting themselves from terrorism, and condone such terrorism on a regular basis by elevating terrorist groups to the level of member states.

Jammie has more, as does Jim Hoft, who notes other instances of sexual misconduct by the UN and its officials.

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