Human Rights Situation in Iran Exposed by UN Special Rapporteur

Special Rapporteur on Iran Human Rights
(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): UN Human Rights Council Lengthens Mandate of Special Rapporteur on Iran Human Rights.

Special Rapporteur on Iran Human Rights

The human rights situation in Iran has gone from bad to worse as the regime attempts to stay in power through a mixture of external terrorism and internal repression.

Iranian regime’s terrible human rights record

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) reported that the Iranian regime’s terrible human rights record has recently been exposed by the United Nations Special Rapporteur.

The regime has facilitated the deaths of 27 prisoners in January this year, a tally that is consistent with recent execution statistics. The Iranian execution rate is one of the worlds’ highest per capita, if not the highest. This is hardly a world record to be proud of.

In a Press Briefing Javaid Rehman, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in of Iran on Tuesday 22 October 2019, published a report that stresses concern about the continuing of executions of juveniles and other human rights violations.
(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): The situation of human rights in Iran is worsening. Some 3,700 persons have been executed in Iran in the past six years under Rouhani.

Shocking statistic

Mr. Javaid Rehman, the UN’s Special Rapporteur, had this to say about this shocking statistic: “The Special Rapporteur remains deeply concerned at the high number of death sentences and executions in the Islamic Republic of Iran, including for acts that do not amount to the ‘most serious crimes’ and following unfair trials.”

The regime seems to be immune to international condemnation of its executions. Last year, two well known Iranians, champion wrestler, Navid Afkari and activist Mostafa Salehi, were both executed despite strong international outcry.

Navid Afkari
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), has previously reported on Afkari’s unjust sentence and condemnation from human rights groups.

November 2019 nationwide uprising

The Special Rapporteur’s report refers to the executions, saying: “The Special Rapporteur is alarmed by reports of secret executions in connection with protests, with death sentences issued in these cases following unfair trials and after the systematic use of torture to extract forced confessions,”

The UN Special Rapporteur also referred to atrocities committed by the regime in the recent past, including the November 2019 arrest and slaughter of 1,500 peaceful protesters. Reuters confirmed in a special report on December 23, 2019, about the deadly crackdown on November nationwide protests in Iran the death toll of 1500 that was announced by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on December 15, 2019.

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(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): the MEK released the names of 28 more martyrs of the uprising, bringing to 504 the number of those killed in 56 cities.

“No official in Iran has been brought to justice and many of the officials involved continue to hold positions of power including in key judicial, prosecutorial and government bodies responsible for ensuring the victims receive justice,” the Special Rapporteur stated, but “impunity for those actions and a lack of accountability prevail,” according to the Special rapporteur.

“No official in Iran has been brought to justice and many of the officials involved continue to hold positions of power including in key judicial, prosecutorial and government bodies responsible for ensuring the victims receive justice.”

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): JUSTICE FOR 1988 MASSACRE IN IRAN HAS BEEN DRAGGING ON FOR FAR TOO LONG.

The international experts concluded that years of silence and lack of action by governments had led to the impunity experienced by the Iranian regime. Why should they care if no-one else does? Chillingly, some of those in charge of convictions within Iran are the very same people who were involved in Iran’s and the world’s worst human rights abuses in 1988, the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners simply because of their allegiance to the political opposition.

When the international community, especially European leaders, condemn the Iranian regime for its failure to stem abuses, takes firm action, then the regime may start to take notice.

UN Pushes Iranian Regime
(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): The UN experts expressed: “We are concerned that the situation may amount to crimes against humanity.” They stated that if Iran continues “to refuse to uphold its obligations”.

 

The abridged version of an article written by Mansoureh Galestan for the NCRI.

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