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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lowey, Granger, and Davis Support Global Day of Action for Human Rights in Iran
Congresswomen Nita Lowey (D-NY), Chairwoman of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, Ranking Member Kay Granger (R-TX), and Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA) today released the following statement in support of the Global Day of Action for Human Rights in Iran on July 25th:
“Respect for basic principles of human rights – freedom of assembly, expression and press, freedom from unjust detention, and accountability for human rights violations – is among the most basic responsibilities of a government. Over the past several weeks, the world has watched with hope and admiration as the Iranian people have demanded a free and fair election, an end to repression, and respect for their basic human rights.
“On this Global Day of Action, we stand in solidarity with the courageous Iranian demonstrators, particularly women who have stood up to brutality and threats. We support the Global Day of Action’s core principles: international support for the human rights of the Iranian people, immediate release of all those detained unjustly, an end to state-sponsored violence, and respect for basic freedoms as guaranteed under Iran’s constitution.
“As demonstrations and other events continue to unfold, we maintain faith that the Iranian people will be successful in gaining respect from their own government for the basic human rights that all individuals deserve.”
July 24, 2009