Accused abusers hit by UN condemnation
18-Nov-2010 (3 comments)

UNITED NATIONS — A UN General Assembly committee passed resolutions condemning human rights violations in Iran, North Korea and Myanmar, provoking a furious reaction from their delegations.

A top Iranian official lashed out at Britain as the "United Kingdom of devils," North Korea's representative said his country would not change its much-condemned actions, while Myanmar's ambassador called the vote "seriously flawed."

Iran caused the most contested debate, with the Islamic Republic even trying to stop the vote going ahead. "Violations continue and continue to worsen," said Canada's UN ambassador John McNee, whose country led the 42 nations that co-sponsored the resolution.

Iran has consistently rejected international appeals over the use of torture and increasing use of public executions, including by stoning and strangulation, McNee said.

"This persistent attitude over time demonstrates a fundamental lack of respect for the United Nations, its human rights treaties and practices," he said.

Mohammed Javed Larijani, head of Iran's High Human Rights Council, told the committee the resolution was "harmful for international peace and coexistence."

"Our crime is that our democracy is not a replica, not an Xerox copy of western democracy. We do not want to be Western democracy," said Larijani. Britain sent an intelligence agent to shoot an Iranian student killed during protests after Iran's disputed 2009 presidential election, he ... >>>

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Nader Vanaki

Human Rights and Larijani in the Same Sentence

by Nader Vanaki on

is a violation of rules in itself. This Bozo will lie about his own Ph.D. from Berkeley which he never got but for the last 30 years passed himself off as a professor.
Sargooz you are counting ants again yet ignore the pile of crap in front of your nose.


Huh. The number of YES votes

by mahmoudg on

was higher than the individual No or abstains.  That should tell you something.  That the majority of the world's civilized population are against the tactics of the middle ages practiced by the cult of Islam.  Numbers speak stronger than words.  Both in terms of the world's disgust with the regime in Iran and most importantly the number of Iranians (in the majority) who are fed up with this regime inside Iran.  Resistance is futile, this regime is on its dying bed. 

Sargord Pirouz

Huh. Those voting  against

by Sargord Pirouz on

Huh. Those voting  against and abstaining significantly outnumber those voting in favor. That should tall you something right there.

So how did they vote on Egypt and Israel? You mean they didn't? Again, that should tall you something right there.