The plight of human rights
For the past many years, Iranian authorities are engaged within the brutal repression of Iranian civil society. Targets embody labor activists who get to make independent trade unions, women’s rights activists, specifically those involved the Campaign for Equality who work for just treatment under family law, students, journalists, bloggers, and people who advocate for cultural rights for Iran’s ethnic and linguistic minorities. Many people are in detention; several of these serving prison terms are convicted in unfair trials before Revolutionary Courts on obscure charges together with “propaganda against the state” or “endangering the protection of the state.” Iranian authorities have used these obscure charges to suppress the right of its citizens to peaceful expression and association. The Iranian government has additionally endeavored to stop Iranians from accessing info by blocking websites and even harassing the family members of journalists for BBC Persian and VOA Persian that still broadcast news into Iran.
Violations in Iran
Many people have reported having been tortured so as to force them to form public confessions that can be used against them in legal proceedings. Some detainees – including Sattar Beheshti – have died in custody once being subjected to torture. Moreover, Iran executes additional people than the other country within the world except for China. Iran dead a minimum of 544 people in 2012. Iran is also one amongst the few countries within the world that still execute juvenile offenders. Most of the people dead are guilty of drug-related offenses while several executions are administered in public.
Religious minorities in Iran
“Iran could be a real mosaic: the country has several minorities – Azeris, Kurds, Arabs and Baluchis, among others represent the population of entire provinces of the country, though there are not any official statistics on the composition of the population; such an issue is taboo for the authorities,”said Karim Lahidji, vice-President of FIDH and President of LDDHI. “Religious minorities additionally face discrimination additionally to being victims of abuse similar to through absolute detention, illegal executions, destruction of cemeteries and holy places,” he added. These persecutions not only target the Baha’is, a religious minority not recognized by the Iranian Constitution, however additionally target Christians, Sunni Muslims and Sufis and others.
FIDH and LDDHI gift in their report concrete recommendations to the eye of the Iranian authorities that embody a major reform of the Constitution and Iranian legislation each of that are deeply discriminatory. They additionally recommend the adoption of concrete measures notably within the areas of education, employment, access to public services and housing, so as to place a finish to the continuous discrimination against ethnic communities and non secular minorities.
While the United Nations General Assembly, that ought to adopt a resolution on matters of human rights in Persia, is presently at session in New York, FIDH and LDDHI decision upon the international community to ensure that the difficulty of ethnic communities and religious minorities in Iran is an integral a part of this resolution. What is more, our organizations ingeminate their decision that this resolution embody – eventually – a watching mechanism on matters of human rights in Iran.