Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Iranian Executions Worry UN

Given this record of human rights, Abu Obama is right to trust Iran in his "good deal" in helping them have nukes.  You know, because the Iranians are so trustworthy and all.  But of course, Irans nukes are no problem.


 Mar. 03, 2015 | 02:54 PM

Executions top long UN list of human rights concerns in Iran

Tom Miles| Reuters

GENEVA: Iran had a "deeply troubling" number of executions last year and did not keep a promise to protect ethnic and religious minorities, the United Nations said Tuesday in its annual report on Tehran's human rights record.

The report from the office of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the U.N. Human Rights Council catalogued U.N. concerns about rights violations in Iran against women, religious minorities, journalists and activists.

The report was published as a deadline nears for Iran and major powers to agree a deal on its nuclear program, which Tehran says would end sanctions against it.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif complained to the Council Monday about "double standards" and an "almost uncontrollable compulsion" to politicise issues.

Iran was believed to have executed at least 500 people between January and November 2014 and possibly many more, the report said. Most victims did not get a fair trial and over 80 percent of those executed were drug offenders, it said.

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