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,

We must demonstrate our solidarity with Charlie Hebdo without forgetting all the world's other Charlies.

Wickham's full list is below.

Wickham called each leader out by name.

So here are some of the staunch defenders of the free press attending the solidarity rally in Paris today... — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

Jordan's King Abdullah II

1) King Abdullah of Jordan, which last year sentenced a Palestinian journalist to 15 years in prison with hard labour — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu

2) Prime Minister of Davutoglu of Turkey, which imprisons more journalists than any other country in the world — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

3) Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel, whose forced killed 7 journalists in Gaza last yr (second highest after Syria) — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

4) Foreign Minister Shoukry of Egypt, which as well as AJ staff has detained journalist Shawkan for around 500 days — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

5) Foreign Minister Lavrov of Russia, which last year jailed a journalist for "insulting a government servant" — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra

6) Foreign Minister Lamamra of Algeria, which has detained journalist Abdessami Abdelhai for 15 months without charge — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

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

7) The Foreign Minister of the UAE, which in 2013 held a journo incommunicado for a month on suspicion of MB links — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

Tunisia's Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa

8) Prime Minister Jomaa of Tunisia, which recently jailed blogger Yassine Ayan for 3 years for "defaming the army" — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov

9) The PMs of Georgia and Bulgaria, both of whom have a record of attacking & beating journos — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

US Attorney General Eric Holder

10) The Attorney General of the US, where police in Ferguson have recently detained and assaulted WashPost reporters — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras

11) Prime Minister Samaras of Greece, where riot police beat & injured two journalists at a protest in June last year — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

12) Sec-Gen of NATO, who are yet to be held to account for deliberately bombing and killing 16 Serbian journos in '99 — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

13) President Keita of Mali, where journalists are expelled for covering human rights abuses — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa

14) The Foreign Minister of Bahrain, 2nd biggest jailer of journos in the world per capita (they also torture them) — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

Qatar's Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani

15) Sheikh Mohamed Ben Hamad Ben Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar, which jailed a man for 15 ys for writing the Jasmine poem — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

Palestine's President Mahmoud Abbas

16) Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, who had several journalists jailed for insulting him in 2013 — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar

17) Prime Minister Cerar of Slovenia, which sentenced a blogger to six months in prison for "defamation" in 2013 — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny

18) Prime Minister Enda Kenny of Ireland, where "blasphemy" is considered a criminal offense — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz

19) Prime Minister Kopacz of Poland, which raided a magazine to seize recordings embarrassing for the ruling party — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

The UK's Prime Minister David Cameron

20) PM Cameron of the UK, where authorities destroyed documents obtained by The Guardian and threatened prosecution — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

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

21) Saudi ambassador to France. The Saudis publicly flogged blogger @raif_badawi for "insulting Islam" on Friday — Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) January 11, 2015

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