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The Latest Defender of Human Rights: Iran


This is rich:

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has lashed out at France over resorting to violence in dealing with protesters in the country, describing it as violation of human rights.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast deplored the Sarkozy government’s arrest of nearly 400 people across France on New Year’s Eve.

Mehman-Parast called on Paris to identify the source of unrest in the country. “Instead of attacking people, the French government should identify the origins of the recent unrest.”

“By torching more than 1137 cars in different cities, the French people clearly want to show their dissatisfaction with economic inequality and social dysfunction in their country.”

French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said in a statement that 405 arrests were made across the country, a figure that has doubled compared to last year.


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