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Iran Mulls Imposing Sanctions on US

Service : Politic
TEHRAN, May 21 (ICANA) - Amid global concerns over rights abuse in the US, Iran's Parliament (Majlis) is set to discuss imposing sanctions on American officials responsible for human rights violations.
Saturday, May 21, 2011 8:09:06 PM
Iran Mulls Imposing Sanctions on US

In its Sunday meeting, the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iran's Parliament (Majlis) will discuss imposing sanctions on American officials who have committed human rights violations.

Earlier, Head of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iran's Parliament (Majlis) Alaeddin Boroujerdi said that the Islamic Republic is preparing to file a lawsuit against those American officials responsible for committing human rights violations.

This comes as Iran also plans to launch an English-language news agency to report on human rights conditions in the West.

Iranian lawmaker Mohammad Karim Abedi earlier announced that the Human Rights News Agency would seek to assert human rights in the US and Britain.

In May, Amnesty International (AI) slammed the United States for its indefinite detentions in Afghanistan and at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, as well as its flawed capital punishment system.

In October 2010, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) also released a report expressing serious concerns about human rights abuse in the US.

The report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) pointed to rights violations and concerns regarding torture, police brutality, and wide-ranging discriminations that the US government has neglected to properly address.

Systematic violations of human rights by the US government were detailed in the report, which indicated that most violations affected African-Americans, minorities, especially Muslims, and immigrant communities in the US as well as abroad.

The use of torture against prisoners and detainees by military personnel in Guantanamo Bay prison, as well as detention centers in Iraq and Afghanistan, was also condemned in the report.

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