Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared at the Women in the World conference in New York City this past week to talk about the fight for women’s rights. In the short excerpt of her speech below she actually talked about fighting for women’s rights in Afghanistan AFTER U.S. troops leave.
Uh, the how behind that statement was conspicuously absent.
What Clinton didn’t discuss was the case of Homaidan Al-Turki, a Saudi who is serving a prison sentence in a Colorado state prison for enslaving and molesting a young Indonesian girl. Al-Turki was convicted in 2006 and recently attempted to get
transferred set free to Saudi Arabia. Al-Turki’s name was in the news for a couple of days after the murder of Tom Clements, the Executive Director of Colorado’s Department of Corrections.
It would have been nice to see Clinton take the opportunity to insist that Al-Turki never be transferred to Saudi Arabia. After all, by doing so, Hillary would be standing up for women’s rights.
Via the Daily Beast:
To watch the entire speech – if you can stand it – click here.