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ABF Welcomes Resolution Passed by the UN on the Human Rights Situation in Iran

ABF applauds the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) condemnation today, November 27th, of the dismal human rights situation in Iran.  ABF, along with several other human rights groups, had called on the UNGA members to support the resolution on the promotion and protection of human rights of the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee of the 67th session of the UNGA, which passed with 83 votes. The resolution ‘expresses deep concern at serious ongoing and recurring human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran relating to:

o   Torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, including flogging and amputations;

 

o   The continuing alarming high frequency in the carrying out of the death penalty in the absence of internationally recognized safeguards, including an increase in public executions, notwithstanding a circular from the former head of the judiciary prohibiting public executions, and secret group executions, as well as reports of executions undertaken without the notification of the prisoner’s family members or legal counsel;

 

o   Ongoing, systematic, widespread and serious restrictions of freedom of peaceful assembly and association and freedom of opinion and expression, including through efforts to block or filter Internet content; restrict access to foreign e-mail services and a variety of websites; jam international satellite transmission into the Islamic Republic of Iran; censor or close newspapers, magazines and other publications; and cut access to communications and information;’

 

To view the U.N. Resolution Document in full, click here.

To view the letter from NGO’s that work for human rights in Iran, click here.

For more information on human rights in Iran visit www.iranrights.org

 

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