November 14, 2017

The UN Third Committee’s Adoption of the resolution citing human rights abuses in Iran, for the 64th times is welcomed but no enough.

Iranian American Community of Northern California (IACNORCAL) welcomes the 64th U.N. resolution condemning the violations of human rights in Iran adopted on November 14, 2017 by the UN Third Committee. The time has come for the international community and especially the UN Security Council to undertake effective measures against the religious fascism ruling Iran for its systematic violations of human rights in Iran, particularly the brutal executions that are carried out non-stop, and many in public.

If adoption of resolutions after resolutions, years after years has not swayed the Iranian ruler to change course, why do we think this time will be different? As everybody knows there has to be accountability and consequence in response to all cases of serious human rights violations if we anticipate living in a world that honor human dignity and adheres to the Charter of Human Rights.

One of the most brutal crime in the recent history of Iran is the massacre of political prisoners in the summer of 1988 where thousands were executed based on a religious order, and many clerical regime’s agencies and senior officials were involved and complicit. Even today, some of these officials have the audacity to defend it and have so far remained immune from prosecution. Therefore, the international community faces a great test in investigating this monstrous crime against humanity.

Experience has proven that Iran’s ruler will not change course until they feel the consequences which is why IACNORCAL urges the U.N. to create a Commission of Inquiry to investigate Iran 1988 massacre with a view towards bringing the perpetrators to justice if we want to see respect for human rights to be taken seriously.

Iranian American Community of Northern California


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