The Iranian regime celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in true Iranian fashion: they shutdown the respected Center for Defenders of Human Rights in Tehran. The group was planned a celebration of the Universal Declaration when the police raided their office and charged it with such unspeakable crimes as “publishing statements, writing letters to international organizations, and holding press conferences.”
The regime is clearly peeved over a modest resolution in the United Nations expressing concern over human rights in Iran, particularly in the use of “amputations and corporal punishment.”
The group has been a reliable source of stories of such abuses and has taken hundreds of pro bono cases for victims.
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