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A declaration was read in the UN Human Rights Council calling on Iran to investigate Iranian human rights. Iran objected. China, Pakistan, Cuba were amongst the countries supporting Iran. Statement watered down:
The 56 countries that signed the joint statement came from Europe, North and South America and parts of the Asia-Pacific region, including 16 of the 47 members of the UN rights council.
"The states that have joined in making this statement wish to express their concern at the lack of progress in the protection of human rights in Iran, particularly since the events surrounding the elections in Iran last June."
It highlighted"the violent suppression of dissent, detention and executions without due process of law, severe discrimination against women and minorities... and restrictions on freedom of expression and religion."
The statement called on Iran to live up to its international commitments"and to conduct an independent investigation regarding killings, arrests and detentions following the demonstrations following the 2009 elections."
Naive, Eye on the UN would have liked to see more condemnation and less PRAISE! :
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