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UN assigns human rights investigator to Iran – Thank you Sweden
March 25, 2011, 8:59 pm
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Press release 24 March 2011
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden

Greater pressure for human rights in Iran

At Sweden’s initiative, the UN Human Rights Council decided today to establish a special rapporteur for human rights in Iran. The rapporteur will gather information on the situation in Iran and help to call attention to human rights problems in the country.

“The worsening human rights situation in the Iran is worrying and greater pressure on the country is needed in this area. I am therefore very pleased that the UN Human Rights Council, at Sweden’s initiative, decided on a special rapporteur for human rights in Iran,” says Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt.

Thank you Sweden and Carl Bildt for your humanitarian initiative, your support will not be forgotten. Special thanks to Iranians in Sweden for actively engaging and creating awareness to the Swedish public and the Swedish Government about the human rights abuses in Iran. Step by step Iran will raise again