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Statement by Ambassador Donahoe on Human Rights Abuses in Iran
August 13, 2010

U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe.

August 13, 2010

Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe
Permanent Representative to the
Human Rights Council

As the United States Ambassador to the Human Rights Council, I want to echo Secretary of State Clinton’s deep concern at the Iranian government’s conviction to 20 years of imprisonment of seven leaders of the Iranian Baha’i community.

As Secretary Clinton stated yesterday, “The United States is committed to defending religious freedom around the world, and we have not forgotten the Baha’i community in Iran.” I call on my respected colleagues, fellow Ambassadors to the Human Rights Council, and others to join me in speaking out about Iran continuing to deny its citizens their civil rights and intimidating those Iranians who seek to hold their government accountable.


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on :

Persecution of Religious Minorities in Iran (Aug 12, 2010)

Fundamental Freedoms of Iranian Citizens (Aug 10, 2010)