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STATEMENT Iran: Re-elected administration must make rhetoric reality for free expression online


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STATEMENT Iran: Re-elected administration must make rhetoric reality for free expression online

After the results, there were nation-wide eruptions of joy and hope, as Iranians celebrated the election as a recognition of their desire for reform and moderation of the country’s isolating and repressive tendencies. Rouhani’s contender, the hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi, had amongst his policies further curbs to freedom of expression and rights online. While the election of Rouhani is not a guarantee of fundamental freedoms, it is an administration that is more inclined towards the values of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ Article 19, and the election clearly shows the desire among Iranian voters for a new approach to guarantee these fundamental rights.


By Article 19, UK.


Human rights Policy Resource.