If you were to ask the average person to compare human rights in the United States to human rights in Iran, it would most likely be no contest. But a spokesperson for the Iranian foreign ministry actually condemned the U.S. for human rights abuses of its own.
What abuses? Well, let’s just say it involves Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Here’s what Marziyeh Afkham, according to the Iranian news agency Fars, actually said on Sunday:
“The US administration has continuously criticized other countries and made an instrumental use of human rights and adopted double-standard criteria in the last few decades, while it has ignored domestic situation at home…
“It is expected from the US administration and judiciary to comply with their duty and take lawful and just actions in dealing with their citizens and stop the practice of racism and inhumane behavior.”
And in case that wasn’t clear enough, the Fars report specifically cites national unrest over the deaths of Brown and Garner.
It should be noted here that Amnesty International condemned human rights abuses by Ferguson cops and the United Nations committee on torture condemned police brutality in the U.S. after hearing from Brown’s parents.
[h/t The Independent]
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