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Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Page: 4019

Senator BOB BROWN (Leader of the Australian Greens) (3:45 PM) —I move:

   That the Senate—

(a)   expresses its support for all Iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties and rule of law;

(b)   condemns the ongoing violence against demonstrators by the Government of Iran and pro-government militias, as well as the ongoing government suppression of independent electronic communication through interference with the Internet and cell phones; and

(c)   affirms the universality of individual rights and the importance of democratic and fair elections.

Question agreed to.