Appeasement it may be, but exclusion of Iranian dissident not a matter for the courts – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 22nd, 2012 in freedom of expression, Iran, news, parliament by sally

“The High Court has upheld an order by the Home Secretary preventing Maryam Rajavi, a prominent Iranian dissident, from speaking in Parliament. The exclusion order was imposed because of concerns about the deterioration of bilateral relationships between this country and the Iranian government, and fears that if the exclusion order was lifted there could be reprisals that put British nationals at risk and make further consular cooperation even more problematic. For further details of the Home Secretary’s decision see Henry Oliver’s excellent discussion of the case ‘Free Speech and Iranian Dissent in Parliament’.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st March 2012