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Iran celebrates “American Human Rights Week,” mocks U.S.’ rights record

Iran is currently observing “American Human Rights Week," in an effort to shame and mock the United States’ human rights violations throughout history. The government has plastered billboards across Tehran June 26 – July 3 depicting various illustrations of what they deem as unflattering moments in U.S. history, such as the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the 1988 shooting of Iran Air Flight 655 and the torture and detention of captives in Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib prisons. Other billboards depict American dollar bills with the faces of the presidents replaced with pictures of these historic ‘injustices’ carried out by the U.S., according to Iranian journalist Siobhan Hassanvand who posted images of the billboards. Another displays an image of a newborn baby alongside a question mark saying, “Two out of every five children born in the U.S. are illegitimate.” Another depicts mosquitos with Coca-Cola logos on their bodies biting areas on a map, implying America’s goal in controlling the world. Many of the billboards have a repeated logo of a U.S flag dripping blood which says “American Human Rights” and a Persian hashtag that translates as “Inhuman rights.” While Iran has been criticized heavily by the international community regarding its high number of executions per capita as well as its notoriously harsh crackdowns on political dissidents, journalists, musicians and others, human rights and behavioral changes, including the monetary and material global support of terrorists and suicide bombers as well as the release of American hostages were not negotiated or mentioned in the recent Iran nuclear deal struck between the country and the P5+1 nations. Propaganda originating from the Iranian regime often refers to a hypocritical U.S. with outstanding human rights violations both domestically and abroad in the treatment of enemies. abughraib iranair hiroshima mosquito
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