MEK Iran: UN’s Resolution Warns Human Rights Situation Will not Improve Until Firm Action is Taken Against Mullahs Regime
On Wednesday 16th December 2020, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 67th resolution, drawing attention to the Iranian regime’s major violations of human rights, in particular the violations that are carried out against the people of Iran.
The resolution details many of the regime’s violations, such as its heavy reliance on executions, even of minors, and non-serious crimes. Executions are a tool used by the regime to control the population and a threat against dissent, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) albeit one that does not work because the people are determined to stand up to the regime.
The UN General Assembly resolution raised concern about the continued #HumanRights abuses in #Iran, including the cover-up of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988, mainly members or supporters of #MEK the main opposition group.#WeStand4FreeIran #MaryamRajavi pic.twitter.com/EoZebxdpro
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) December 19, 2020
The Iranian regime recently executed Ruhollah Zam – a journalist that was living in France as a refugee. He was lured to Iraq and then kidnapped by the IRGC and taken to Iran where he was then executed. This is just one of the regime’s most recent horrific crimes against humanity and an example of the regime’s complete disregard for international norms and regulations.
Another example is the execution of Navid Afkari, a well-known wrestling champion. He was tortured and a confession extracted from him on which the death sentence was based upon. There was a huge outcry from the international community, with many prominent figures including the President of the United States speaking out. The regime ignored this campaign calling for the execution to be halted and he became another martyr.
#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
The people of Iran are denied the most basic of rights and freedoms, including their right to free expression. During the November 2019 uprising, more than 1,500 protesters were killed and many thousands more severely injured. Amnesty International published a report in September entitled “Trampling Humanity” describing harrowing accounts of torture that political prisoners are subjected to, in particular many of the protesters that were detained and sent to prison during the November 2019 uprising. 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.
And the regime’s recent behavior is nothing new. The regime has been denying the people of Iran their rights since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Back in 1988, the regime executed more than 30,000 political prisoners after the then Supreme Leader issued a fatwa. Many of those killed were members or supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).
Not only have the perpetrators of this terrible crime against humanity never been held to account, but many of those sending political prisoners to their deaths have risen through the regime’s ranks to occupy top positions of leadership.
Many Iranians are still seeking justice for their loved ones and there are calls for an investigation to be instigated, most notably by a number of United Nations experts in a recent letter to the Iranian regime.
We know that the Iranian regime sees silence on the part of the international community as a weakness. It exploits this weakness and becomes even more emboldened because it is left to act without being challenged. This is why it is absolutely essential for the international community to make it clear to the Iranian regime that its belligerence will not be tolerated.