Amnesty International: World must condemn appalling deterioration of human rights in Iran

Amnesty International: World must condemn appalling deterioration of human rights in Iran

Published by on November 7, 2019
Human Rights Council- ILA

International Liberty Association reports that, Amnesty International has urges states taking part in Iran’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to denounce the widespread human rights violations and make concrete recommendations for the Iranian authorities to address them.
Amnesty international issued a statement on 6 November that says: “The international community must publicly condemn the deterioration in Iran’s human rights record during the country’s upcoming review session at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 8 November”.

According to International Liberty Association; Philip Luther, Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International. said: “From horrific execution rates, to the relentless persecution of human rights defenders, rampant discrimination against women and minorities, and ongoing crimes against humanity, the catalogue of appalling violations recorded in Iran reveals a sharp deterioration in its human rights record,”

He continued: “Iran’s upcoming UN human rights review session offers a crucial opportunity for the international community to send a strong and clear message to the Iranian authorities that its shocking disregard for human rights will not be tolerated.

“It is also an opportunity for states to place increased attention on the ongoing enforced disappearance of thousands of political dissidents over the past three decades, a crime against humanity which has been overlooked for far too long by the international community.”

The statement added: “Since Iran’s human rights record was last reviewed in 2014, the level of repression by the authorities has risen significantly.

Thousands of people have been rounded up for expressing their views or taking part in peaceful demonstrations and a vindictive crackdown has been launched against human rights defenders, including activists campaigning against forced veiling laws, in order to destroy the last vestiges of Iran’s civil society.”

International Liberty Association, by appreciating the Amnesty International for pursuing Human Rights violation in Iran, which obviously is just part of what is going on in Iran, due to the censorship inside Iran, invites you to read the full text of this statement.

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