Friday, 23 November 2007

U.N. committee passes resolution about human rights violations in Iran

The UN General Assembly expressed "deep concern" about the "ongoing systematic violations of human rights" in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution “expressing ‘deep concern’ about ‘ongoing systematic violations of human rights’ in Iran” earlier this week. Representatives from Canada put this motion forward with the support of 41 other countries in the world. It asserts that the actions that the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran are taking against the Baha’is is wrong, unjust, and often times inhumane.

This is significant action taken by the United Nations General Assembly. It signifies the ability of the United Nations General Assembly to investigate the human rights issues of countries they deem necessary.

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