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ICYMI: Elliott Abrams on Iran and the Non-Aligned Movement

Article by Lindsay Lloyd February 1, 2013 //   1 minute read

Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, writes on his “Pressure Points” blog about the visit of United Nations Secretary General Ban ki-Moon for a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement.  Abrams notes that 400 Iranian dissidents, activists and intellectuals signed a letter to the Secretary General, appealing for his intervention in Iran’s dismal human rights situation.   But as Abrams notes, “Iran is a dictatorship where freedom of thought, press freedom, academic freedom, and free elections are non-existent. But we can be sure that these inconvenient facts will be ignored by the delegates gathered in Tehran.”  Read the full post here. Watch Nima Rashedan discuss the role of international sanctions in promoting human rights in his Freedom Collection interview here.

This post was written by Lindsay Lloyd, Program Director of the Freedom Collection.