"An international coalition of human rights groups called on nine European government ministers visiting Geneva today to rebuke Iran for its repression of women, dissidents and religious and ethnic minorities.

The letter by Women’s Federation for World Peace, Hope for Africa, the Open Society Institute and 24 other NGOs from across Europe, North America, Africa and Asia protested Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki’s appearance today at the UN Human Rights Council, and urged German Foreign Minister Steinmeier, Dutch Foreign Minister Verhagen, Swedish Foreign Minister Bildt and six other leaders to speak out during their turn at the Council podium.  Mr. Mottaki was responsible for organizing the December conference in Tehran questioning the Holocaust. "

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