Bahai News - Clinton Statement on Jewish Iranians
Clinton Statement on Jewish Iranians
1 Jul 11:36
Statement by the President on Jewish Iranians
To: National Desk
Contact: White House Press Office, 202-456-2580
WASHINGTON, July 1 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following was released
today by the White House:
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
I am deeply disturbed by the verdicts handed down in the trial of
the 13 Jewish Iranians accused of espionage. International human
rights organizations, the Special Rapporteur on Iran for the United
Nations Human Rights Commission, the United States and many other
nations have denounced the seriously flawed judicial process by which
these sentences were determined. The proceedings have been rightly
criticized around the world for their failure to accord due process
of law to the defendants.
We have raised our concerns time and again, when the Iranian
government has treated intellectuals, journalists, Muslim clerics and
members of the Baha'i community with the same fundamental unfairness.
We are deeply disappointed that the Iranian government has again
failed to act as a society based on the rule of law, to which the
Iranian people aspire.
We call upon the government of Iran to remedy the failings of
these procedures immediately and overturn these unjust sentences. We
will continue to engage with other interested governments and
organizations as part of our broader concern for the treatment of
minority groups and human rights in Iran.
/U.S. Newswire 202-347-2770/
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