MEK Iran: UN 68th Resolution about Human Rights Violations in Iran
The UN General Assembly passed a new resolution on Friday condemning Iran’s persistent human rights crimes. It’s the 68th of its kind, and it comes at a time when many of the major concerns are becoming worse as a result of the religious regime’s deteriorating weakness and attempts to compensate by cementing power.
Raisi had previously served as the head of the judiciary
In June, the regime’s new president, Ebrahim Raisi, was ratified by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Raisi had previously served as the head of the judiciary for more than two years, following Khamenei’s nomination.
Given his past, his role in the crackdown was anticipated, and his accession to the presidency had signaled an increase in human rights breaches across the board.
This truth has been confirmed by alarming trends in statistics related to prisoner executions and other top-line concerns raised in the most recent UN resolution. Although Raisi’s role in the growing abuse of the death penalty is barely mentioned in the resolution, the Iranian Resistance has maintained track of statistics that show how the human rights situation has deteriorated since Raisi took power.
Unfortunately, the West has assisted Tehran’s impunity
At least 31 convicts have been executed, according to the Iranian Resistance, since the start of the Iranian calendar month on November 22, a day before the UN resolution was announced. Furthermore, at least six captives were executed on December 15, just days before the report’s release. According to previous estimates from organizations such as Iran Human Rights Monitor, the average number of monthly executions surged dramatically after Raisi’s election to the presidency. The average was roughly 26.6 in the five months preceding that development, and it was estimated at 35.6 in the five months thereafter.
Unfortunately, Western politicians have assisted Tehran’s impunity in terms of human rights and other criminal crimes by failing to apply adequate pressure on the administration.
The massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988
“Credible, independent, and impartial investigations in response to all cases of serious human rights violations…including enforced disappearances, extrajudicial executions, and evidence destruction in connection with such violations.” the UN resolution stated.
The resolution was passed nearly a year after seven United Nations human rights experts wrote an open letter to Iranian authorities, urging transparency and accountability in the aftermath of the regime’s single worst crime against humanity, the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in the summer of 1988. The massacre was mentioned in an early UN resolution on Iran’s human rights situation, but no relevant authorities had followed it, as per the special rapporteurs.
The letter alleged that “The failure of these bodies to act had a devastating impact on the survivors and their families, as well as on the general situation of human rights in Iran,” and that it “encouraged Iran… to maintain a strategy of deflection and denial that continues to this day.”
(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Shortly after, “Death Commissions” were formed to implement Khomeini’s fatwa across Iran. These so-called commissions acted as kangaroo trials and sent over 30,000 political prisoners to the gallows in a few months.
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