|No human rights for women, religious minorities and gays.|
If there were trophies for bigotry, superstitious ignorance, racism and the oppression of women then the regime that rules Iran would take them all. Even the Guardian has difficulty with the persecution of the Baha'i and the antisemitic and Holocaust denying gangsters of Tehran are notorious.
Iran is among the most egregious governmental violators of religious liberty and human rights. Its treatment of homosexuals is barbaric .Human rights organizations have expressed alarm about the rise of sexual assault on women prisoners in Iranian jails.
Press TV is the official voice of this vile regime.
Given this record one might expect an Australian politician to take some care before giving Press TV an interview especially in the course of a demonstration ostensibly for human rights. Quite clearly Greens MP David Shoebridge has no such qualms.
For him and the Greens human rights must mean something very different to what you might understand. Something very ugly indeed.
hat tip Shirlee
cross posted Geoffff's Joint