Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Demo held in Tehran to condemn killing of Muslims in Mynamar
TEHRAN – A number of people held a demonstration outside the United Nations office in Tehran on Tuesday, which was declared the International Day of Solidarity with the Rohingya, to condemn the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
At the end of the event, the demonstrators issued a statement, in which they called on the relevant international organizations to take serious measures to stop the killings and restore the rights of Muslims in Myanmar.
In addition, the Iranian ambassador to the Human Rights Council has written a letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay calling on the United Nations to take the measures necessary to stop the killing of Muslims in Myanmar.
In his letter, Ambassador Mohammad Reza Sajjadi expressed regret over the fact that the UN has not take any measure in response to the massive and systematic violation of the rights of Muslims in Myanmar.
He added that the Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly expressed deep concern over the situation in Myanmar and has even written a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in this regard.