Maryam Rajavi: Regime’s appalling human rights record must be referred to the Security Council
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, welcomed the United Nations General Assembly Third Committee’s adoption of 61st resolution censuring the flagrant and systematic violation of human rights in the Iran. “This resolution leaves no doubt that the appalling human rights record of the clerical regime must be referred to the Security Council for the adoption of binding and punitive measures and that those responsible for 120,000 political executions should face justice,” she said.
Mrs. Rajavi added: Although this resolution fails to include all aspects of the atrocities and crimes of the ruling theocracy, it makes it palpably clear that this regime has trampled on all 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Moreover, the resolution underscores that the mullahs are violating the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Law.
The Iranian Resistance’s President-elect noted: The deteriorating trend of the human rights situation in Iran, such as the unprecedented rise in executions, the wave of state-organized acid attacks against Iranian women, the continuation of repression of religious and ethnic minorities, bloggers, reporters and activists demonstrate this regime’s fear of the growing public discontent.
These horrifying atrocities, whose systematic and deliberate nature have time and again been underscored in the UN resolutions, render illegitimate continued political, diplomatic and trade relations with the regime ruling Iran.. Appeasement of and concessions to this regime, writing letters to its criminal Supreme Leader, partnering with it in the fight against ISIS in Iraq, or remaining silent vis-a-vis the role of this regime and its affiliated terrorist militias in the massacre of Iraqi and Syrian people, only embolden it to continue with and intensify its atrocities.
This degree of indifference towards the mullahs’ brutality and suppression scars the conscience of humanity. Western government’s silence on the horrific crimes this regime has perpetrated against the Iranian people is the root cause for the expansion of terrorism, fundamentalism and warmongering by this regime throughout the region and endangers world peace and security.
We therefore emphasize that nuclear negotiations should not act as a pretext to turn a blind eye on the flagrant violation of human rights in Iran, Mrs. Rajavi emphasized.
Mrs. Rajavi also highlighted the resolution’s emphasis on the futility of repeated requests by UN Rapporteurs to visit Iran in the past nine years. She said that even if this regime were to accept UN inspectors to visit some of its nuclear sites, it shall never open the gates of its torture chambers to international observers because the world would see what the mullahs are committing behind the walls of prisons are a hundred times worse than what ISIS is doing.
As such, restoring human rights in Iran is solely possible through the overthrow of the ruling religious fascism and the establishment of democracy.