Valerie raises Iranian human rights at FCO questions

On Tuesday 8th April 2014, Valerie asked the Minister of State for the Foreign Office, Hugo Swire MP, to look into human rights violations in Iran.

Valerie asked:

“Despite the release of Sakineh Ashtiani, many other women in Iran face the death penalty, in breach of their human rights. Will the Minister raise their case and uphold their human rights?”

The Minister replied:

“To my way of thinking, human rights are universal, and where they are being abrogated or violated, attention needs to be drawn to it. I will ensure that my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary acts on that.”