Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Iran not protecting Kurdish minority from widespread discrimination, Amnesty says

Iranian Kurds endure widespread discrimination and Tehran is doing little to prevent the abuses, Amnesty International said in a report released Wednesday, according to Reuters.

The rights group said the suffering has been particularly acute of late, as Kurds have been sentenced to death or long prison terms after unfair trials.

“Iran’s government is failing in its duty to prevent discrimination and human rights abuses against its Kurdish citizens, particularly women,” Amnesty said. “We urge the Iranian authorities to take concrete measures to end any discrimination and associated human rights violations that Kurds, indeed all minorities in Iran, face.”

According to the article, the report “also cited abuses against Kurdish women and girls, and cultural and religious discrimination against the group in areas such as housing, education and employment.”

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For the Amnesty report, click here.


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