The Islamic Republic of Iran — which imprisons innocent Americans and political dissidents, hangs gays, executes children, arrests or beats women for not covering up enough, censors information, kills converts, and much more — will be holding an exhibit to document what it says are human rights violations by the West.
“We are trying to inform the world nations of the western government’s real face with regard to human rights through the documents which have been released by themselves,” Head of the International Human Rights Center in Iran Ahmad Esfandiari told Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency on Monday, adding his agency “plans to hold exhibitions on violation of human rights in the European countries as well as specialized academic meetings on issues related to human rights violations in the West.”
“The center also plans to compile reports on the violation of human rights in the US, Britain and other western countries annually,” he added.
Iran has released two annual reports on “human rights violations” in Britain and the United States.
The latest Britain report, released in January, called births to unwed mothers a human rights violation. “Nearly 50% of those born in 2014 have been illegitimate children …the human rights violations in Britain increased 68% in 2014 compared with 2013,” Esfandiari said.
The U.S. report in 2014 faulted America for having capital punishment “in a blatant violation of Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights” along with capital punishment that’s too painful, racial discrimination and prison conditions including solitary confinement.
It also cites the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson and killing of Eric Garner in New York, and faulted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for “violation of human rights in the fight against Ebola.” The report champions convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal and Wikileaks leaker Bradley Manning.
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