Baha'i World News Service: UN calls on Iran to live up to its human rights promises

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UN calls on Iran to live up to its human rights promises
19 November 2013


'UNITED NATIONS — Today's vote expressing concern over Iran's continued human rights violations demonstrates that the international community will not be swayed by mere promises of improvement, said the Baha'i International Community.

"By its resolution today, the UN General Assembly says clearly that it expects deeds instead of just words from Iran on human rights," said Bani Dugal, the principal representative of the Baha'i International Community to the United Nations.

"During his election campaign, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani promised a 'civil rights charter' that would provide equality for all citizens without discrimination based on race, gender or religion," observed Ms. Dugal. "It is now time for President Rouhani to take action on this promise."...'


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