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quarta-feira, 16 de agosto de 2017

The EU disregards human rights in Iran

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EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini greets Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Tehran, 5 August.
[European Commission]


Hamid Bahrami is a former political prisoner from Iran. Based in Glasgow, he is a human rights activist and works as a freelance journalist. Bahrami tweets at @HaBahrami.

The formal inauguration ceremony of Rouhani’s second presidential term was held earlier this month. The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, attended the event as a special guest.

The Italian Commissioner is known to be one of the EU officials who supports a policy of appeasing the Iranian regime.

The EU’s foreign policy chief also met President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and the Foreign Policy Advisor of the Supreme Leader, Ali-Akbar Velayati.

Mogherini’s presence at the ceremony sends a shameful message and gives a green light to the Iranian government to continue its suppression of human rights in the country.
 
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