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US: Iran’s human rights violations is main subject of House subcommittee hearing

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House hearing on human rights in Iran
House hearing on human rights in Iran
US Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairwoman of the House Middle East and N. Africa Subcommittee, said in a Human Rights Committee hearing that Iran has executed 300 people from August onward. Rouhani promised a nonchalant government but has failed miserably in this regard, she added.
Mrs. Ros-Lehtinen, who had also co-chaired a hearing with Congressman Chris Smith in December 12th on the prosecution and detention of an Iranian-American priest by the Iranian regime, added Iran does not respect people’s freedoms. The detention of this priest is not an unprecedented incident and shows Iran’s enmity against religious minorities, she continued.
Other congressman said talks between the US and Iran must also include the issue of respecting human rights by the mullahs’ regime.
Congressman Ted Deutch said Iran has human rights principles, emphasizing although the nuclear deal is very important, it should not overshadow our support for human rights.
Congressman Steve Chabot said Iran must adopt actions in line with the today’s civilized world and follow international human rights standards and agreements.

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