Canadian-backed resolution adopted

Notes `serious concerns’ over violations
Dec. 17, 2005. 01:00 AM
OLIVIA WARD

As international tensions with Iran approach the crisis point, a Canadian-backed vote to censure Tehran for its human rights violations passed yesterday in the UN General Assembly.

The resolution, adopted 75-50, with 43 abstentions, was non-binding, but served notice the world community opposes the excesses of Iran’s hardline government, which is accused of torture, persecution of dissidents, politically motivated killings and restriction of free speech. More.