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Iran Strongly Criticizes Western Human Rights Records


We are seriously concerned about the human rights situation in Western countries and will bring up our points during the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review (UPR) conference: FM Spokesman.

November 02, 2010 (Hamsayeh.Net) - The United States is currently a proud holder of the title of one of world’s most notorious human rights violators. Given its horrible records at Guantanamo Abu-Gharaib and other detention centres where US personnel often practiced inhumane tortures and procedures onto some innocent prisoners.  

Iran’s FM spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast brought this ominous trend into a proper focus during the International Press Festival in Tehran on Sunday. ‘We are seriously concerned about the human rights situation in Western countries and will bring up our points during the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review (UPR) conference.’ Said Mihmanparast.  

US and some its Western allies are deeply involved in encouraging police brutality against their own citizens. One of the prime cases being the illegal mistreatment of journalist and activist Mumia Abu-Jamal, who has been held in prison for nearly 30 years on some spurious charges. Mistreating prisoners is a routine practice in US. Most prisoners do not have free access to defense lawyers. Illegal detentions; racial and other types of discrimination are carried out almost daily.   

According to Iran’s FM Spokesman discrimination directed toward minorities and their religious beliefs is taking place under the pretext of ‘freedom of speech’ and it represents severe cases of human rights violations in some Western countries.

Another instance of human rights violations by US can be given in the case of an Iranian woman being held inside a horrible prison in Miami apparently because she was married to someone who allegedly tried to send eight night-vision gurgles, like those found in many stores around the world, to Iran about four years ago. The night-vision gadgets now found in abundance in Iran, represented a high crime according to US officials, but since the man managed to escape, US authorities arrested his former wife as a collateral to discover about the man’s whereabouts.

Shahrzad Mir-Qolikhani was arrested in 2007 and has been held in several notorious prisons only suited for worst of criminals.

In an interview with Iran’s Press TV, Qolikhani said, ‘I was taken to a Federal Prison Camp in Miami after my arrest in December 2007, and was mistreated horribly by all the correctional officers and more especially at the higher level, the lieutenants, captains and warden.’ The mother of two described the Miami prison as the most ‘horrible place.’

She went on saying, ‘…after I was sentenced, a few months later, they transferred me to a Federal correction institution in Danbury, where conditions were a little bit better.
’Then last Saturday out of the blue they came and put me in handcuffs and took me to the SHU (Special Housing Units) where the most horrible and dangerous of criminals are kept.

’They put me in handcuffs, they took me to the prison and they started to torture me in every possible way, especially mentally. They horribly tortured [me] mentally, to become a spy and work for them and turn in my ex-husband.

Qolikhani has called on US President barrack Obama to help her release and also asked the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to bring this case into International attention.   







Prisoners had spoken of water boarding as one of the tortures used by the US in some its prisons.


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