Iran slams EU for awarding human rights prize to dissident filmmaker The Iranian…

Iran slams EU for awarding human rights prize to dissident filmmaker
The Iranian government has criticised the European Union for granting the award to the two Iranian dissidents.


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Iran slams EU for awarding human rights prize to dissident filmmaker

Published December 18th, 2012

The Iranian government has criticised the European Union for granting the award to the two Iranian dissidents.

"The decision to honour Sotoudeh and Panahi was a political move," Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast was quoted as saying.

In comments relayed on state television, Mehmanparast added that the EU had adopted a "selective attitude" vis-a-vis human rights, failing, for example, to take action whenever Israel killed Palestinian civilians.

Read more:
http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/iran-human-rights-film-457667

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