Welcome to International Liberty Association

International Liberty Association is a registered Charity (1160607) set up with the aim of promoting a respect for human rights in the Middle East, at the same time as assisting the victims of such abuses.

It aims to campaign on behalf of, as well as provide support and assistance to those imprisoned or otherwise detained due to their gender, political, religious or otherwise consciously held belief. In particular, it will work to support and promote the rights of children, women and religious minorities who face systematic discrimination and brutal oppression.

 

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According to ISNA news agency in Iran, two men, aged 20 and 23, and two of their friends have put up ads on city walls to sell some of their body parts. Mohammad-Reza, Javad, Mohammad and Ali have put up ads to sell their kidneys and eyes. The mother of one of these young men has to undergo an open heart surgery. Mohammad-Reza said that he went along with the ads because of his friend’s mother and also to send money to his family. He was a street peddler before this and is now unemployed. He said that after putting up the ad, people call him and sympathize with him. “This empathy is worth the world to me,” Mohammad-Reza said. Javad is Mohammad-Reza’s friend and one of the four who wants to sell one of his eyes. He said that his brother is an addict and that his family had financial problems. Javad said that losing one of his eyes was not that difficult for him. In Iran, unlike any other country in the world, it is legal to sell organs and there are even dozens of organ supply units spread across the country. Selling one’s own body organs or blood “on the black market” is a common practice and has actually turned into a business for some.

The house of prominent lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was stormed by the Ministry of Intelligence on Saturday 18 August, 2018, according to Reza Khandan, Nasrin Sotoudeh’s husband. Reza Khandan announced that on his Face book page and gave the details of the attack on their home, on Saturday, 18 August. On his online audio interview, he says: “In the morning, when the children were asleep, intelligence forces entered the house. They inspected the entire house and the storage. The agents were looking for a badge that says, ‘I oppose the compulsory veil’.

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Dear Secretary General of United Nations,

The number of executions is rising in Iran, journalists are being detained for doing their job and activists face cruel and degrading punishments, long prison terms and even execution. According to the most recent reports by Amnesty International and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, “Iran’s judiciary continues to sentence child offenders to death, and carry out their execution by hanging”. Also, on August 9th, 2016 the son of late Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, Khomeini’s designated successor in 1988, published a shocking audio tape of his father’s meeting with the “Death Commission” which summarily and extra-judicially executed tens of thousands of political prisoners held in jails across Iran. The massacre was carried out on the basis of a fatwa by the regime’s then-Supreme Leader Khomeini.

We, the undersigned, hereby urge you to take up this issue and raise it in the General Assembly in order to;

1. Put pressure on Iran to immediately halt the executions and abolish death penalty in Iran.
2. Call on all Western governments to make any improvement in economic relations with Iran contingent on its human rights record.
3. Demand in its resolution on human rights violations in Iran, to bring the perpetrators of 1988 massacre (one of the worst atrocities the post-war world has ever seen – Geoffrey Robertson-QC) to justice before an international tribunal.

Executions must stop.

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