Iran Condemns Police Killing of African-American Man in California

In a statement on Saturday, Nasser Kanaani reacted to the horrifying murder of the black teacher in the US.

Kanaani said the images of the violent and cruel murder of Anderson by the US police and the repetition of the horrifying death of George Floyd which shows the persistence of discriminatory behavior by the US police against people of color once against shocked the world.

He said it is regrettable that the US regime hypocritically meddles in the internal affairs of other countries to achieve its political goals and sheds crocodile tears, but it keeps silent on the extreme violence and discriminatory and abhorring treatment of the people of color and crimes against them by the American police.

Kanaani further condemned the murder of the young African American teacher and underlined the need for the US government to be held accountable for this inhumane crime and for its irresponsibility regarding the repetition of gross and systematic violations of human rights in the country, especially against minorities and people of color.

Anderson, 31, cousin of Patrisse Cullors, died at a hospital in Santa Monica, California, after suffering a cardiac arrest following the incident on the afternoon of January 3 in Los Angeles’ Venice neighborhood.

According to reports, the school teacher was repeatedly tasered by Los Angeles police officers and restrained following a traffic accident.

In a 13-minute body-cam footage released by LAPD on Wednesday, Anderson is seen begging for help as multiple officers hold him to the ground and one officer presses his elbow along with his body weight onto his neck.

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