Rights Council Raps Harassment of Iranian Voters Abroad

Rights Council Raps Harassment of Iranian Voters Abroad

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Human Rights Council condemned assault and battery against a number of expatriates who had taken part in Friday’s presidential election in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

In a tweet on Friday night, the Human Rights Council of Iran denounced the harassment and assault and battery against the Iranian expatriates residing in the UK, Australia and New Zealand who had gone to the Islamic Republic’s diplomatic missions earlier in the day to exercise the right to self-determination and attend the presidential election.

The council said the Iranian voters in those countries have been attacked despite the presence of police forces.

“Those countries and Canada, which deprived half a million Iranians of (participation in) the election, all take orders from the ‘royal’ office,” the tweet added, referring to the family and supporters of the former regime of Iran before the 1979 Revolution.

There are reports that a number of anti-Revolution forces in the foreign states have harassed and attacked the Iranian expats attending the presidential election in the polling stations abroad.

An Iranian woman in England’s Birmingham reportedly suffered injuries to her head in an attack as she was going to the polling place to vote.

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