The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on March 24, 2017, extending the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ms. Asma Jahangir, for another year.
The resolution was adopted despite opposition by the Iranian regime and a number of other major violators of human rights.
Recalling the UNHRC and General Assembly resolutions condemning rights abuses in Iran and emphasizing the Iranian regime’s lack of cooperation with the UN, the resolution welcomes the report and recommendations presented by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran and adds that: “(The Human Rights Council) expresses its serious concern over the issues raised in the report of the Special Rapporteur and also failure to allow her to travel to Iran.”
The resolution calls on the mullahs’ regime “to cooperate fully with the Special Rapporteur, allow her visit to Iran and provide all the necessary information to carry out the mandate of the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations” and demands that “the Secretary-General of the United Nations provides the necessary facilities to implement the mandate of the Special Rapporteur.”
The Iranian Resistance welcomed the extension of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur and called on the Human Rights Council and the Special Rapporteur to refer the dossier of atrocities of the clerical regime, especially the execution of 120,000 political prisoners, to the Security Council and to bring to justice perpetrators of crimes against humanity.