Iran worried over race discrimination in US

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TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (MNA) – Iran’s FM has expressed concern over race discrimination in the US and recent violations against African Americans in Ferguson.

Foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Tuesday that Islamic Republic of Iran recommends the US to be committed to all articles of Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) regarding US police brutality against African Americans and protesters opposing police killing of an innocent teenager, Michael Brown.

Marzieh Afkham said that “race discrimination against African Americans by the US police and court system is an indicator of human rights violations in that country despite their claims for supporting human rights and their annual reports of human rights violations in other countries."

Afkham commiserated with the victim’s family and asserted that the case must be pursued justly; “race discrimination is a worrying issue in the US and the officials should hear the African Americans’ request for justice and elimination of discrimination and respond them in accordance to the human rights conventions.”



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