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posted February 20, 2001 09:41     Click Here to See the Profile for Vatandoost   Click Here to Email Vatandoost     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Tehran Times
By Zahra Abdi

February 19, 2001

TEHRAN A London-based member of the Amnesty International (AI) says that Iran has implemented most of the international conventions on human rights.

Talking to the TEHRAN TIMES, Lamri Chirouf, a researcher in the Middle East Program of the Amnesty International said, "The AI has been trying to hold dialogue with the Iranian government toward strengthening and implementation of international human rights standards, the majority of which has been ratified by Tehran. Iran is a signatory to many conventions that seek the protection of human rights."

In my opinion, human rights is about respect of human dignity and physical integrity that means we should respect each other and we should be protected from abuse. It is the essence of what I mean by human rights.

On the limits permitted to be exerted on the freedom of expression, he said, "The only thing that should be limited is when it interferes with other people's honor and dignity and physical harm. Otherwise everybody should be given equal opportunity to say what he or she thinks in a manner that is respectable to everybody."

On the differences between his opinion and Western way of thinking, he said everybody wants to express himself without harming anybody or being harmed by others.

Chirouf is here to participate in a seminar of nongovernment organizations which finished yesterday. Government organizations will start a discussion on the racism and human rights today.

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