UK reaffirms support for imprisoned Human Rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh Iran…

UK reaffirms support for imprisoned Human Rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh
Iran must uphold rights and freedoms of its citizens

Mr Hague spoke about Nasrin Sotoudeh, who recently ended a 49-day hunger strike in protest against the harassment of her family. Addressing Ms Sotoudeh directly, the Foreign Secretary said: “You have sacrificed your own freedom, family life and health in order to help others. I want you to know that we are following your case closely. And that I echo the many calls upon Iran for your immediate release. Be assured that we will continue to hold the Iranian government to account for your terrible treatment. We will not forget you.

“The regime hopes to silence those who call for basic human rights in Iran. I want to make clear that the promotion and protection of human rights is at the heart of UK foreign policy. And we are committed to supporting and protecting those who defend human rights and work tirelessly to advance personal freedoms, often at great personal risk.”


Timeline Photos
UK reaffirms support for imprisoned Human Rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh
Iran must uphold rights and freedoms of its citizens

London – To mark the United Nations vote on the human right situation in Iran, the British Foreign Secretary William Hague has released a video in which he said: “The basic freedoms of ordinary Iranians are being denied. Many citizens live in constant fear of arbitrary arrest, false imprisonment and, in some cases, death. There is undeniable evidence of abuse: the recent death in custody of blogger Sattar Beheshti is one tragic example. “

Mr Hague also spoke about Nasrin Sotoudeh, who recently ended a 49-day hunger strike in protest against the harassment of her family. Addressing Ms Sotoudeh directly, the Foreign Secretary said: “You have sacrificed your own freedom, family life and health in order to help others. I want you to know that we are following your case closely. And that I echo the many calls upon Iran for your immediate release. Be assured that we will continue to hold the Iranian government to account for your terrible treatment. We will not forget you.

“The regime hopes to silence those who call for basic human rights in Iran. I want to make clear that the promotion and protection of human rights is at the heart of UK foreign policy. And we are committed to supporting and protecting those who defend human rights and work tirelessly to advance personal freedoms, often at great personal risk.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHQkieCYSZg

هم‌زمان با رای سازمان ملل متحد به قطعنامه‌ای جدید درباره وضعیت حقوق بشر در ایران، ویلیام هیگ وزیر امور خارجه بریتانیا با انتشار این پیام تصویری ضمن اشاره به مواردی خاص نظیر مرگ ستار بهشتی در زندان، دریافت جایزه ساخاروف را به نسرین ستوده تبریک می‌گوید و از مقامات ایران می‌خواهد که وی را فوراً آزاد کنند.

ویلیام هیگ، وزیر امور خارجه بریتانیا در این پیام ویدیویی می‌گوید :

امروز پيامي براي نسرين دارم: من شجاعت و عزم تو را در برابر رفتارهاي هولناكي كه متحمل شدي تحسين ميكنم. تو آزادي خودت، زندگي خانواده ات، و سلامتت را قرباني كردي تا به ديگران كمك كني. به تو به خاطر دريافت جايزه آزادي انديشه ساخارف از پارلمان اروپا تبريك ميگويم. جايزه اي كه استحقاق دريافتش را داشتي.
اما به رغم دستاوردها و آنچه براي ايران انجام داده اي، مقامات ايراني به آزار و ايذاء تو و امثال تو ادامه مي دهند. آن ها اميدوارند صداهايي كه خواهان رعايت حقوق اوليه و اساسي بشر در ايران هستند را خاموش كنند.
ضروري است كه پس از اين اعتصاب غذاي طولاني، مقامات ايراني به سرعت تمام خدمات پزشكي لازم را براي تو فراهم كنند. اطمينان داشته باش كه ما همچنان حكومت ايران را به خاطر بدرفتاري با تو مسؤل مي دانيم و تو را فراموش نخواهيم كرد ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHQkieCYSZg

Source:
http://northsouthnews.com/index.php/mena/2597-uk-reaffirms-support-for-imprisoned-human-rights-defender-nasrin-sotoudeh

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: