Student Exposes Hypocritical World Leaders At Free Speech March In Paris


At Sunday's Charlie Hebdo demonstration, world leaders united in the name of free speech.

But, many of those politicians and powerful men conveniently buried their own skeletons in the closet for the sake of a good PR opportunity.

A London School of Economics and Political Science student, Daniel Wickham, took to Twitter with a list of hypocritical leaders putting on a show at the "Je Suis Charlie" event.

In the wake of terrorist actions, which left more than 12 dead, Wickham did a little research to discover who was most likely to be a culprit behind silencing journalists.

Reporters Without Borders (RWB), which strives for unbiased journalistic liberty, has been vocal about its contempt for the leaders at the event.

In a statement, RWB secretary general Christophe Deloire said,

Wickham's full list is below.

Wickham called each leader out by name.

Jordan's King Abdullah II

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra

United Arab Emirates' Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Tunisia's Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov

US Attorney General Eric Holder

Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa

Qatar's Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani

Palestine's President Mahmoud Abbas

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar

Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny

Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz

The UK's Prime Minister David Cameron

Saudi Arabian Ambassador to France Dr. Mohammed bin Ismail Al Al-Sheikh

Citations: These are the biggest hypocrites celebrating free speech today in Paris (Quartz)