Why is a dress shop owner in Birmingham considered an authority on anything except selling dresses to Britons? The person involved certainly isn't a "human rights organisation". He is just a guy who puts the view the West's politicians and media want the people in their countries to hear, funded by Western political sources. He might be right. On the other hand it might be as right as the stories we were told about the Iraq war by people who received large amounts of money from Western sources to say what they want said to justify what they want to do.