Wednesday, May 18, 2011

ISNA (Iran): "Iran says it arrests no Baha'i individual"

The human rights for Baha'is proclaimed in this article last about two paragraphs.
The Head of Iran's High Council for Human Rights said no Iranian citizen from Baha'i community has been arrested so far.

"No Iranian citizen has been arrested or put in jail because of being a member of Baha'i community. The Baha'is enjoy citizenship rights in Iran as any other Iranian citizen do, but Iran's judiciary deals with them as it does regarding other citizens if they commit any crime," Mohammad Javad Larijani told a press conference with South African reporters in Tehran on Saturday.

He said, "Baha'ism is not a religion in Iran but a diversionary sect and that based on Iran's law, publicity in favor of the Baha'ism is a crime, but the Baha'is enjoy complete freedom in their personal issues and nobody opposes them."

Also concerning death of al-Qaeda Leader, he said, "the way Osama bin Laden was killed by the US troops goes against international rules and is a terrorist measure."

"Based on the Human Rights Declaration and International rules, any suspect even Osama Bin Laden has the right to enjoy a fair court."

He said, "the US measure showed that it does not abide by its claims on human rights, we had called for trial of bin Laden due to his numerous terrorist acts to reveal facts for others. We believe that Americans had better made bin laden stand trial and then issued the verdict."
I have always said that Khomeinism has a strong Chomsky/Ron Paul streak.

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