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Press Release: Ambassador Haley on Iran Human Rights Violator Speaking at UN Human Rights Council

العربية العربية

United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
February 25, 2018

 
 

This week, Iran’s Minister of Justice, Seyyed Alireza Avaei, is set to address the UN Human Rights Council. Mr. Avaei is responsible for some of the worst human rights violations in Iran, including preventing political freedoms and promoting repression, violence, and extrajudicial killings of political prisoners.

“The Human Rights Council should be ashamed to allow Mr. Avaei to address its membership. Yet again the Council discredits itself by allowing serial human rights abusers to highjack its work and make a mockery of its mandate to promote universal human rights. This does nothing but reinforce the United States’ call for much needed reforms at the Council for it to be viewed as a good investment of our time and money,” said Ambassador Haley.


View Original Content: https://usun.state.gov/remarks/8322
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