Tuesday, March 15, 2011

[wvns] Tehran honors Rachel Corrie

Tehran to honor Rachel Corrie
Sun Mar 13, 2011
http://www.presstv.com/detail/169759.html


A conference is to be held in Tehran to mark the anniversary of the death of American peace activist Rachel Corrie who was killed by Israeli forces in 2003.

The event slated for Monday March 14 is titled "Which rights, which human, which American?"

The event will bring together representatives from 30 NGOs who are gathering to condemn the inhumane killing of the American peace activist at the hands of the Israeli regime, said Mehdi Foroutan, who also is the director of the Enqelab Eslami (Islamic Revolution) Cultural Center.

He added that over the past eight years the US has neither strongly objected to Tel Aviv over Corrie's tragic death, nor has it taken serious measures to assert the late activist's rights.

Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American peace activist from Olympia, Washington, was crushed to death in the Gaza Strip by an Israeli bulldozer on March 16, 2003, when she intervened to prevent a Palestinian home from demolition.

The Israeli Army claimed her death was due to the bulldozer driver's restricted angle of view. Eyewitnesses, however, say there was nothing to obscure the driver's view.

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