Hearing on human rights in Iran :

Type: Message   Reference: 88795   Duration: 00:05:00  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 27/11/2012   First transmission: 28/11/2012
extracts of the statement by - Shirin EBADI, Lawyer and Human Rights Defender Nobel Peace Prize 2003 - Ahmed SHAHEED, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran (via video conference) EP Sub-Committee on Human Rights in association with the Delegation for relations with Iran

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior shot of the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium (1 shot) 00:00:05
00:00:10 Interior, poster of the Hearing, Arrival of Ms Shirin EBADI, (4 shots) 00:00:23
00:00:33 SOUNDBITE (Farsi): Shirin EBADI, Lawyer and Human Rights Defender Nobel Peace Prize 2003: "I'm very saddened that everytime I come to this institution the Human Rights situation in Iran has deteriorated even more." 00:00:15
00:00:48 SOUNDBITE (Farsi): Shirin EBADI, Lawyer and Human Rights Defender Nobel Peace Prize 2003: "We are against a military attack on Iran and we are also against any threats of military action against Iran, therefore there is no other option but to talk to Iran." 00:00:25
00:01:13 SOUNDBITE (Farsi): Shirin EBADI, Lawyer and Human Rights Defender Nobel Peace Prize 2003: "Any negotiations with the Iranian government for instance the 5+1 Nuclear talks with Iran or such negotiations seems to focus only on the nuclear energy issue and the Iranian people urge you to please in addition to the nuclear issue also talk with to the government about the Human Rights issue, in other words, European must not only think about their own security, but they must thing about the security of the Iranian people as well and that should be included in talks with Iranian government. Sanctions must be smart sanction." 00:01:02
00:02:15 SOUNDBITE (Farsi): Shirin EBADI, Lawyer and Human Rights Defender Nobel Peace Prize 2003: "It is important that one of the sanctions that we impose against Iran should be to ban the Iran government in using the European satellites." 00:00:16
00:02:31 "The Judiciary system in Iran is Iran's main problem at the moment; there are unfair, unjust trials in which the Iranian people are being accused of espionage, making the slights criticism against the government, of acting against the national security and without having access to legal representation. And they are often trial in closed Courts, in which the legal process is not observed." 00:00:52
00:03:23 SOUNDBITE (Farsi) - Interview: Shirin EBADI, Lawyer and Human Rights Defender Nobel Peace Prize 2003 : -speaking about Nasrin SOTOUDEH, Iranian lawyer, Sakharov Prize 2012 "Nasrin has sent a message, she has said, that 'I'm ready to die for Justice'. She is on hunger strike now." 00:00:18
00:03:41 SOUNDBITE (Farsi): Shirin EBADI, Lawyer and Human Rights Defender Nobel Peace Prize 2003: "If we do not pay attention to the political prisoners they will one after the other die in prison, why, because a number of them have lost their lives." 00:00:19
00:04:00 cut away shot, (1 shot) 00:00:04
00:04:04 SOUNDBITE (English): Ahmed SHAHEED, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran (via video conference) EP Sub-Committee on Human Rights: "There are many areas of concern on Iran. The question is, when we talk to Iran, we are not getting the results they are so far obtaining from these dialogues and see what lessons we can learn from there. Having said that I do have my position, I think that Iran does care about what is being said about it by the entire world community." 00:00:27
00:04:31 (INTERVIEW) SOUNDBITE (Farsi): Shirin EBADI, Lawyer and Human Rights Defender Nobel Peace Prize 2003: "I think the European Parliament they have a black list of Iranian officials that have violated Human Rights in Iran, I think first of all they should expand that list and secondly some who are already on that list, some have become Ministers because of that they seem to become exempt, such as Iranian Foreign Minister, why is he on the list, yet he is being allowed to leave the country." 00:00:29
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