Publishe Date: 8:03 PM - 12/15/2014 | Print

Iran Calls for Establishment of Int'l Body to Punish Human Rights Violators

Life - Iranian Vice-President for Legal Affairs Elham Aminzadeh blasted the West for attempting to impose its culture and human rights criteria on the other world states, and asked for setting up an international body to punish the countries which violate human rights based on global norms.

"The human rights should be defined in a uniform and impartial manner, and a western prescription shouldn’t be imposed by them on the world since the westerners try to impose their culture and when a country with a diverse culture does not comply with this prescription, it is punished," Aminzadeh told reporters on the sidelines of an international seminar on the negative impacts of financial and economic sanctions in Tehran on Monday.

She referred to the tortures and pressures used by the CIA which were recently revealed in a report by the Senate Intelligence Committee, and said the report showed blatant human rights violations.

"There needs to be an international body in the world to punish the countries which violate the human rights," Aminzadeh said.

Her remarks came after the US Senate Intelligence Committee report showed that the CIA’s rendition, interrogation, and detention programs were even more nightmarish than you could imagine.

Interrogations that lasted for days on end; detainees forced to stand on broken legs, or go 180 hours in a row without sleep. A prison so cold, one suspect essentially froze to death.

On Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham condemned the human rights violations by the CIA.

"The Late confession of US Senate to inhuman and catastrophic tortures against security suspects is an obvious sign of breaching the human rights on phony security pretexts," Afkham said.

“The contents of that shocking report reveal the undercover, aggressive, extremist nature of the American security apparatus that has become a part of its character,” she added.

Afkham said that the worrisome aspect of the matter is that those illegal and inhumane methods and the mentioned samples of behaviors in the report are still being practiced by the US security bodies and the American administration has not guaranteed to prevent the occurrence of such catastrophes from now on.

“A noticeable number of foreign countries’ citizens have been subjected to torture and it is expected that revealing of those acts will be the beginning of legal pursuance of those who have ordered and those who have implemented those criminal acts at the international scene,” she said.
 

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