The United Nations Third Committee has approved a draft resolution on the human rights situation in Iran, expressing concern over the alarming frequency of executions in the country.
The motion was ratified with 80 votes in favor, 28 against and 68 abstentions recorded on Wednesday. [Nov. 16]The Commission on Human Rights, Humanitarian and Social Affairs meets in early October each year and aims to complete its work by the end of November.
The Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (also known as the Commission on Society, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs or C3) has also approved four resolutions on Myanmar, Syria, North Korea and Crimea, and one on refugees and displaced persons in Africa.
In its resolution on Iran, the Commission called on the Islamic Republic to hold daily rallies across the country since the arbitrary arrest of Mercer Amini and subsequent death in “moral” police custody. He urged them to stop the excessive use of force against people.
“Despite the deplorable actions of the Iranian authorities against the protesters, mass peaceful protests have continued into their eighth week,” said a Canadian representative, who said the killing of Martha Amini was a testament to human rights abuses in Iran. “The violent implementation of the hijab and chastity laws undermines the human rights of women and girls,” he added.
Calling for accountability, he expressed deep concern over the increasing use of force and the use of the death penalty by the authorities. He pointed to systematic prosecutions of minorities, alarming restrictions on internet and mobile his data, and the generalized use of arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance.
The Australian representative also condemned the unjust use of force against protesters and called on the Islamic Republic to suspend all executions and end years of oppression of the LGBTI community and discrimination against ethnic and religious minorities. asked. “Sovereignty is not a shield for human rights violations,” she added.
A British representative described the death of Mercer Amini as a “shocking reminder of the oppression facing women in Iran” and condemned the enforcing of the hijab and chastity laws by the so-called Morality Police. He also expressed concern about the situation of the 14,000 protesters arrested and death sentences. The Iranian people have suffered enough.”
The US envoy highlighted Iran’s worsening human rights situation since last year and recalled hearing experts at a recent Security Council meeting talk about gross human rights abuses. She detailed the torture and recent death sentences of activists and protesters, and Iran has covered up Iran’s actions by restricting internet access, intimidating and denying access to special rapporteurs. said that She described the resolution as a message of support to the Iranian people and welcomed the specific language regarding Masa Amini’s death.
Rejecting the draft, representatives of the Islamic Republic blamed co-sponsors, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel and Germany.She argued that Iranian women and girls are fully aware of their rights and how they relate to the government, adding that there is no need for the West to defend them. Nearly 350 Iranian protesters were killed in a wave of riots and more than 14,000 made their remarks while in judicial custody. sentence some of them to death in a fake exam.
of UN Human Rights Council also adopts draft resolution It was intended to hold the Islamic Republic accountable on November 24.