Thursday, February 11, 2010

Iran: Crackdown’s Torrent of Abuses

Rights Violations Mounting as Government Celebrates Revolution’s Anniversary

Human Rights Watch, February 10, 2010

“The Iranian government’s effort to use anniversary celebrations to deflect attention from its human rights violations isn’t going to work. Instead, it should use the occasion to finally hold the abusers accountable.”

Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director

(Washington, DC) – The scope of the Iranian government’s crackdown on dissent since the disputed June 2009 elections is even broader and the abuses more flagrant than previously reported, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today that documents numerous instances of abuse. The government should immediately release all those still being held for peacefully expressing dissent and make certain that those responsible for human rights abuses are held accountable, Human Rights Watch said.

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