UN gives final approval to resolution criticizing rights violations in Iran


(BWNS) The United Nations General Assembly gave its final stamp of approval today to a strongly worded resolution condemning Iran for a long list of human rights violations.

By a vote of 74 to 49, with 59 abstentions, the General Assembly confirmed an earlier vote by its Third Committee in November on a resolution that expresses “deep concern at serious ongoing and recurring human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

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  1. sb

    December 22, 2009 3:25 pm

    The point is . . . that Bahá’í s are taught to cherish justice as a theme of the Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh. Bahá’í Writings portray justice as a reality . . . a fundamental, ATTAINABLE virtue for both individuals and institutions.

    Simply put, Bahá’ís, along with so many others, believe in the ultimate standard; the attainment of Universal Human Rights. This would include the seven Bahá’í s held in Evin Prison, who were not formally charged for more than 18 months, were not given access to their lawyers or their families. If we believe in such a standard, should we not pursue it? Request justice? Advocate to the world for this need?


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