Photo: 16 Year Old Iranian Girl Hanged For Having Sex Outside Marriage – Male Co-Defendant Given Lashes, Released.
Barbados Says “No Problem Here”
From Payvand’s Iran News…
The United Nations General Assembly has voted to express “serious concern” about a long list of human rights abuses in Iran and to call on Iranian authorities to ensure full respect for such rights. The resolution was adopted on December 19, 2006 by a vote of 72-50, with 55 abstentions, in the 192-country assembly. Before the vote, Iranian diplomats unsuccessfully tried to block the resolution.
The resolution faults Iranian authorities for “harassment, intimidation, and persecution” of human rights advocates, political opponents, religious dissenters, journalists, parliamentarians, students, academics, Internet bloggers, and labor union members.
It criticizes Iran’s justice system, which it says has “persistently failed” to meet international standards, and expresses concern over the use of torture and cruel or degrading punishment such as flogging and amputations.
It also decries violence and discrimination against women and girls in Iran, and discrimination and human rights violations against ethnic and religious minorities.
… read the entire article (link here).
Must Be OK by Barbados: Torture, Floggings, Amputations, Discrimination & Violence Against Iranian Women
Take a look at the above photo of 16 year-old Ateqeh Rajabi being publicly hanged in the city centre of Neka, Iran on August 15, 2004 for the “crime” of having sex with a man she was not married to. The man was lashed and then released – after all, he’s a man so therefore it must have been the girl’s fault for “tempting” him.
Our gutless Barbados government and their diplomats at the United Nations obviously have no problem with this or the long list of standard human rights violations by the animals who run Iran. Barbados abstained from voting to cite Iran for torture, floggings, amputations as punishment, discrimination and violence against women – and executions of children like Ateqeh Rajabi.
THEN… after the vote against Iranian Human Rights Violations passed…
Barbados Voted To Protect Iran From Sanctions Over Human Rights!
After the UN Motion citing Iran for Human Rights Violations passed, the question “Now what should the UN do?” had to be pondered. This time, Barbados got right into the fray and voted that “no action” be taken against Iran.
Here is the record from the United Nations website (link here)…
Vote on Human Rights in Iran
The no-action motion concerning draft resolution IV on the situation of human rights in Iran (document A/61/443/ADD.3) was not adopted by a recorded vote of 81 against to 75 in favour, with 24 abstentions, as follows:
In favour: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iran, …
Payvand’s Iran News – UN General Assembly Cites Iran For Human Rights Abuses
(Do a “find” for Barbados and you will see the two motions regarding Iran – Barbados abstained on the censure motion, then backed Iran on the motion to take “no action” against Iran for Human Rights violations)
Iran Press Service *** WARNING – GRAPHIC *** Execution Of 16 Years Old Girl Outrages Public Opinion
Human Rights Watch – Iran Human Rights Violations
Human Rights Watch – Iran Hangs Two Men For Homosexual Conduct