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OIC-IPHRC condemns France over blasphemous caricatures


The human rights body of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday condemned remarks of President Emmanuel Macron and other French politicians on blasphemous caricatures.

In a series of tweets, the OIC’s Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) condemned “remarks of French politicians encouraging publishing blasphemous caricatures under the guise of a distorted version of the right to freedom of expression which manifestly prohibits incitement to hatred, discrimination and respect for rights of others protected under International Human Rights Law.”

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The organ of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation urged moderation and restraint at all levels and recommended initiating a comprehensive inter-civilizational dialogue to eliminate ‘double standards’, bridge socio-cultural misperceptions and enhance mutual respect.

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“(The) OIC-IPHRC also support(s) reinvigorating the Istanbul Process for full and effective realization of UNHRC Res16/18 to counter perils of incitement to hatred and discrimination based on one’s religion or belief,” it further tweeted.


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