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    (Original post by Aj12)
    :facepalm2: What kind of moron compares the Iranian reaction to a protest to the British one. Do you know nothing?
    Wow, that's just a bit of an over-the-top reaction.
    This makes me a moron does it?
    The scale of the violation is completely different, naturally, but as a matter of principle, both responses violated human rights. Therefore, it's hypocritical for us to call them down on it.
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    (Original post by TheBigCh)
    Wow, that's just a bit of an over-the-top reaction.
    This makes me a moron does it?
    The scale of the violation is completely different, naturally, but as a matter of principle, both responses violated human rights. Therefore, it's hypocritical for us to call them down on it.
    No it isn't.

    It's true that the police acted harshly against UK protesters, but I don't believe anyone was killed, whereas in Iran it is known that many many people died (were murdered) during the 2009 post-election protests http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2009/07/deathtoll/

    Furthermore, people arrested were raped and tortured before being executed http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news...-1225776888607

    So, yes both fundamentally involve a violation of human rights, however the vast gulf in scale between the two means I don't see any problem in us calling the Iranians hypocritical.
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    (Original post by Firaila)
    No it isn't.

    It's true that the police acted harshly against UK protesters, but I don't believe anyone was killed, whereas in Iran it is known that many many people died (were murdered) during the 2009 post-election protests http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2009/07/deathtoll/

    Furthermore, people arrested were raped and tortured before being executed http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news...-1225776888607

    So, yes both fundamentally involve a violation of human rights, however the vast gulf in scale between the two means I don't see any problem in us calling the Iranians hypocritical.
    No, they're calling US hypocritical for calling them down for it; that's kind of the point this lawmaker chap was making.
    Iran clearly does need to be criticised (at the least!) for what they've done. However, we're not perfect, that's the point I'm trying to make, and we should stop trying to claim a monopoly on upholding human rights.
 
 
 
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