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Cablegate: Outreach for Iran Universal Periodic Review:

Published: Tue 26 Jan 2010 04:10 PM
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P 261610Z JAN 10
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INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0280
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PREL IR EZ
SUBJECT: OUTREACH FOR IRAN UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW:
CZECH RESPONSE
REF: STATE 7242
1. (U) We delivered reftel points to Czech Ministry of
Foreign Affairs (MFA) Human Rights Department officials on
January 26. MFA official Petra Ali Dolakova welcomed U.S.
participation in the UPR.
2. (SBU) Dolakova said the MFA was preparing questions in
advance of the February 15 session and would be willing to
share the questions with us once they were drafted. Dolakova
said the questions would focus on Iran's cooperation with
international human rights mechanisms; torture;
discrimination; violence against women and children;
vulnerable groups, including human rights defenders; and
media freedom.
3. (SBU) Dolakova said the Czech Republic will also prepare
a statement for the Iran UPR reflecting concern with some of
the same issues as the questions, and also mentioning
post-election violence and persecution in Iran.
Thompson-Jones
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