The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Wednesday, November 17, condemning the flagrant and systematic human rights abuses in Iran.
The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly cited the alarmingly high number of death sentences, the widespread and systematic arrests and arbitrary detentions, deliberate denial of access to medical treatment and services to prisoners, the appalling mistreatment of inmates in Evin Prison, harassment and intimidation of political dissidents and human rights defenders, including their kidnapping, apprehension and executions, the arbitrary arrests and detention, torture, and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment of protesters, making use of torture to extract confessions, and cases of suspicious deaths in prison.
The UN resolution stressed the importance of credible, independent, and impartial investigations in response to all the severe cases of human rights abuses in Iran, including enforced disappearances, extrajudicial executions, and eliminating the evidence of such offenses, and called for ending impunity for such crimes.
The UN Secretary-General’s report to the UN General Assembly expressed concern that “There are a series of reported efforts allegedly aimed at destroying evidence of the execution of political dissidents at that time (1988) and the harassment and criminal prosecution of families of victims calling for truth and accountability.”
The resolution reflects only small parts of the crimes of the clerical regime ruling Iran but leaves no doubt that the regime has always been one of the world’s top violators of human rights.
The dossier of the clerical regime’s four decades of crime against humanity and genocide, particularly the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988 and the massacre of 1,500 protesters in 2019, must be referred to the UN Security Council.
The leaders of the clerical regime, including Ali Khamenei, Ebrahim Raisi, and Gholam-Hossain Mohseni Ejeii, must be prosecuted by international tribunals. The international community must reject this regime and end the impunity of its criminal rulers.