The UN General Assembly’s Human Rights Committee Adopted the 65th Resolution on Thursday November 15 Censuring Iranian Regime’s Human Rights Abuses.
The most vivid example of grave violations of human rights in Iran is the 1988 massacre of political prisoners perpetrated by the regime’s key institutions and leaders who are still in power, still defend this crime, and remain immune from punishment.
The UN resolution stresses the “alarmingly high frequency” of the use of the death penalty particularly execution of minors, as well as poor prison conditions and “the widespread and systematic use of arbitrary detention, deliberately denying prisoners access to adequate medical treatment,” and a large number of “suspicious deaths in custody.”
Earlier, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Situation in Iran expressed concerns about the human rights abuses in Iran and denounced upsurge in the number of executions and suppression in Iran.
The Iranian Resistance President-elect, Maryam Rajavi, welcomed the UN resolution and said Iran’s ruling theocracy must be isolated by the world community, its dossiers referred to the UN Security Council, and its leaders face justice for crimes against humanity.
By condemning the Iranian regime for systematic and gross violations of human rights “the UN resolution once again confirmed that the regime blatantly tramples upon the Iranian people’s most fundamental rights in all political, social and economic spheres,” Mrs. Rajavi said.
“The Iranian regime is in no way congruous with the 21st century and must be isolated by the world community,” she added.
The resolution, however, fails to enumerate other crimes and repressive policies of the Iranian regime, including systematically assassination of opponents abroad and depriving the people of Iran of their rights to decide their country’s fate, to enjoy the rule of law, to have access to fair trials, to have free access to information, and to form independent syndicates and unions for workers, students and government employees.
Considering the above, “It is safe to say that the Iranian regime is the most ruthless, aggressive violator of human rights in the world today. The world community must therefore refer the dossiers of the regime’s crimes to the UN Security Council and recognize the right of the people of Iran to resist against such an inhuman regime,” said the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in a Statement on Friday.
Mrs. Rajavi reiterated: “The most vivid example of grave violations of human rights in Iran is the 1988 massacre of political prisoners perpetrated by the regime’s key institutions and leaders, who are still in power, still defend this crime, and remain immune from punishment. The world community faces a monumental test in investigating and prosecuting those responsible for this great crime against humanity.”