The PJ Tatler

UN Rights Chief Demands Trayvon Martin Investigation

Just what we need: The Dictators’ Club nosing around in American affairs.

UN rights chief Navi Pillay on Thursday called for an “immediate investigation” into the circumstances surrounding the February death of an unarmed black US teen, shot by a neighborhood watchman.

Pillay made the comments about the controversial Trayvon Martin case at a press conference in Barbados, as she wrapped up a three-day visit to the Caribbean island nation.

“As High Commissioner for Human Rights, I call for an immediate investigation,” Pillay told reporters.

“Justice must be done for the victim. It’s not just this individual case. It calls into question the delivery of justice in all situations like this.”

Neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, a white Hispanic, fatally shot 17-year-old Martin inside a gated community in the Florida town of Sanford on February 26.

I included that last line…just because. The New York Times’ “white Hispanic” meme seems to be catching on. It will go away just as soon as it is no longer useful, of course.

The UN’s Commission on Human Rights, which Pillay has headed since July 2008, includes such paragons of human freedom as Cuba, Libya, Russia, and China, just to name a few. Surely Pillay has larger and more pressing human rights issues to concern herself with.

Update: Just in case Ms. Pillay has a Google alert on anything that mentions her name, here’s some news she could use: There is an investigation ongoing.  Now, please go meddle in someone else’s country.