The Third Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations censured for the 66th time, flagrant violations of human rights in Iran.
The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution with 84 affirmative votes on Thursday, November 14, 2019, condemning the grave and systematic violations of human rights in Iran.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), welcomed the adoption of the 66th UN resolution.
Welcoming the adoption of the 66th UN censure of the #HumanRights violations in #Iran, I emphasize that impunity for the clerical regime leaders must end & they must be prosecuted. #NoImpunity4Mullahshttps://t.co/9XeGohMmPh pic.twitter.com/Wc0p9rIa24
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) November 14, 2019
Those responsible for the majority of the crimes to which the resolution has referred are the very people who have been continuously perpetrating crime against humanity for the past four decades, in particular the 1988 massacre of political prisoners, Mrs. Rajavi said, adding, this resolution reaffirms the indisputable imperative that impunity for the criminal leaders of this medieval regime should end and all of them must face justice for 40 years of crime against humanity.
The UNGA Third Committee expressed serious concern “at the alarmingly high frequency of the imposition and carrying-out of the death penalty” in Iran, and voiced alarm at the “widespread and systematic” use of arbitrary arrests and detentions, prison conditions and discrimination against women.
Article 17 of the resolution strongly urged the Iranian regime “to eliminate, in law and in practice, all forms of discrimination and other human rights violations against women and girls, to take measures to ensure protection for women and girls against violence and their equal protection and access to justice, to address the concerning incidence of child, early and forced marriage, as recommended by the Committee on the Rights of the Child, to promote, support and enable women’s participation in political and other decision-making processes, and, while recognizing the high enrolment of women in all levels of education in the Islamic Republic of Iran, to lift restrictions on women’s equal access to all aspects of education and women’s equal participation in the labour market and in all aspects of economic, cultural, social and political life, including participation in and attendance at sporting events.”
In Article 18, the resolution calls upon the Iranian regime “to release women human rights defenders imprisoned for exercising their rights, including the right to freedom of association and peaceful assembly and the right to freedom of expression and opinion, and to take appropriate, robust and practical steps to protect women human rights defenders and guarantee their full enjoyment of all their human rights.”