Representatives from the Non-Aligned Movement met this week in Iran of all places to discuss human rights issues. One of the items on their agenda was to release a final statement on human rights. The group also set up Tehran as the new Asian human rights headquarters.
Iranian women got a taste this year of womens rights in Iran when the regime cracked down on the strict dress code.
The final statement included a declaration on human rights.
Sure enough you don’t have to look to far to see the attacks on Israel and the refusal to tie Islamic radicalism to terror.
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The ministers and other heads of delegation from member countries of the Non-Aligned Movement meeting in Tehran, Iran on Human Rights and Cultural Diversity issued a final statement, which among other things, supports establishment of a right center in Iran.
The following is the text of the declaration of the NAM meeting in Tehran.
The ministers and other heads of delegation from member countries of the Non- Aligned Movement met in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, on 3-4 September 2007, at the “ministerial meeting on human rights and cultural diversity”,
1. Renewing their commitment to promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms including the right to preserve cultural identity which is a defining characteristic of humanity and forms a common heritage of humanity,
2. Emphasizing that tolerance, due respect for others and their rights to freely determine their own approach towards progressive development are fundamental values to international relations…
17. Declaring that any doctrine based on racial, or cultural superiority is scientifically false, morally condemnable, socially unjust and dangerous, and must be strongly rejected as a ground and manifestation of apartheid and expressing deep concern on the cultural uprooting which is continuously unfolding in the Palestinian occupied territory and the occupied Syrian Golan on the basis of such doctrines by the occupying power…
23. Denouncing the attempts to identify any culture with terrorism, violence and human rights violations.
The North Korean flag is shown in the background. North Korea, one of the worst human rights violators, attended the conference in Iran. (ISNA)