Voice from the Commonwealth Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
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The United Nations expert on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression today postponed his mission to Iran at the request of that country's government.
Ambeyi Ligabo, a Special Rapporteur with the UN Commission on Human Rights, had been scheduled to travel to Iran on Thursday for 10 days of meetings with senior government officials and magistrates. He was also scheduled to meet with representatives of the UN system, civil society, media and academics.
Mr. Ligabo gathers relevant information on discrimination, the use of violence and harassment directed at persons seeking to exercise the right to freedom of opinion and expression.
Could it have to do with student leaders looking to talk to Mr Ligabo about the thousands of students being arrested, jailed and beaten?
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