MEK Iran: Mullahs Regime Condemned in 67th United Nations Resolution for Human Rights Abuses and Violations
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), has welcomed the adoption of the 67th United Nations resolution that condemns the Iranian regime for its grave and systematic violation of human rights.
The resolution was adopted with 82 votes in favor and it relates to the “alarmingly high frequency of the imposition and carrying-out of the death penalty”. It acknowledges that the Iranian regime does not adhere to its international obligations in a number of areas, including in that it executes individuals that have been forced into making a confession and that it hands out the death penalty for minor crimes.
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) November 18, 2020
The resolution also raises the issue of the regime’s barbaric methods of punishment such as torture, “inhuman and humiliating punishments” including sexual assaults, and the severe mistreatment of prisoners.
The case of Navid Afkari was brought up in the resolution with regards to the regime’s “widespread and systematic use of arbitrary arrests and detention”. It mentions that there have been countless reports of suspicious deaths in custody, enforced disappearances, extrajudicial executions, the suppression of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and the suppression of the right to freedom of association and peaceful assembly.
The resolution also expresses concern about the regime’s treatment of the political opposition, noting that opponents face intimidation, persecution, and harassment, as do human rights activists.
#NavidAfkari said in one of his last messages that he is fighting against the most ruthless adversary in human history.And there is no doubt that it will be toppled as a result of the struggle &uprisings of the courageous youths and the great Army of Freedom #StopExecutionsinIran pic.twitter.com/ilmMuXxnue
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) September 19, 2020
Finally, the resolution calls for the release of all of the political prisoners that were detained during the uprisings and protests in November 2019 and January 2020.
Mrs. Rajavi emphasized that the main perpetrators of the crimes mentioned in this resolution are the ones that have been involved in crimes against humanity for the past 40 years, in particular the 1988 Massacre in which more than 30,000 political prisoners were executed by the regime and the brutal suppression of the November uprising last year that resulted in the death of more than 1,500 protesters and the arrest of 12,000 individuals.
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 / MEK Iran) on December 15, 2019.
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) December 16, 2019
The leader of the Iranian Resistance, (NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran) emphasized that the Iranian regime has no respect for UN General Assembly resolutions and that the regime’s human rights dossier must be referred to the UN Security Council so that the regime officials responsible for human rights violations can be held accountable for their crimes.
Mrs. Rajavi also emphasized that the latest UN resolution does not cover all of the regime’s crimes, rather just a small part of them. Despite this, it is abundantly clear that the regime is one of the worst violators of human rights across the world that the people of Iran are being deprived of so many fundamental rights in all economic, social, and political domains.
She said that the Iranian regime’s behavior is not compatible with what is expected in this century and that the international community has a responsibility to make the regime move forward with the times. As Mrs. Rajavi has said on numerous occasions in the past, not speaking out against the regime is tantamount to supporting its actions.