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Iran slams Zimmerman’s acquittal in US

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Iran has dismissed the recent court verdict exonerating the US security guard who killed unarmed African American teenager Trayvon Martin as a blatant example of racial discrimination.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi on Wednesday during a press conference said “The acquittal of the murderer of the teenage African American once again clearly demonstrated the unwritten but systematic racial discrimination against racial, religious and ethnic minorities in US society.”‌

Araqchi noted the court ruling has also seriously put under question the fairness of the judicial process in the United States.

He said “Several months on since a probe was launched [into the murder], the public opinion in the US and across the world expects transparency, an accurate and fair judicial investigation into the case, with due regard to human rights principles for American citizens and a ban on discrimination against minorities in the country”‌.

Araqchi stated the public views the court ruling as a follow-up to similar incidents such as the suspicious murder of the grandson of former African American Muslim leader Malcolm X, which the US judicial system failed to probe.

Source: irib.ir

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