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UN tribute to Raisi faces harsh backlash

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The United Nations announced on Tuesday that it will lower its flag to half-mast "as a mark of respect" for the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. Raisi tragically passed away in a helicopter crash on Sunday. This decision has sparked widespread controversy and criticism.

The United Nations' decision to honor Raisi by lowering its flag has been met with significant backlash © Mena Today 

The United Nations announced on Tuesday that it will lower its flag to half-mast "as a mark of respect" for the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. Raisi tragically passed away in a helicopter crash on Sunday. This decision has sparked widespread controversy and criticism.

Ebrahim Raisi, often referred to as "the Butcher of Tehran," has a controversial and grim legacy. He is directly responsible for the deaths of thousands of political opponents. His tenure has been marked by severe human rights violations, drawing condemnation from international human rights organizations and numerous governments.

Raisi's history is marred by his involvement in the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. As a member of the "death committee," he played a significant role in the execution of thousands of dissidents. This dark chapter in Iran's history has left a lasting scar on the nation's human rights record.

UN's Decision Sparks Outrage

The United Nations' decision to honor Raisi by lowering its flag has been met with significant backlash. Critics argue that this action undermines the credibility of the UN, suggesting that it sends a contradictory message about the organization's stance on human rights.

By honoring a figure with such a notorious reputation, the UN faces accusations of hypocrisy. Many believe that this decision reflects poorly on the organization, calling into question its commitment to upholding human rights and justice.

Numerous human rights activists and organizations have expressed their disappointment and anger. They argue that this move is a step backward for the international community's efforts to hold human rights violators accountable.

By Bruno Finel 

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