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Monday, December 05, 2011

PressTV - UN censures US protester crackdown

PressTV - UN censures US protester crackdown: "UN envoy for freedom of expression Frank La Rue, is drafting an official communication to the US government, questioning why federal officials are failing to protect the rights of Occupy demonstrators, The Huffington Post reported.

"I believe in city ordinances and I believe in maintaining urban order," the UN envoy said, adding "but on the other hand I also believe that the state - in this case the federal state - has an obligation to protect and promote human rights."

Frank La Rue, who is also a long-time human rights activist, has urged American officials to protect the rights of protesters.

“Citizens have the right to dissent with the authorities, and there's no need to use public force to silence that dissension," he said.

According to La Rue, protesters have the right to occupy public spaces as long as it does not "severely affect the rights of others." "

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