Maryam Rajavi: The clerical regime’s appalling human rights dossier must be referred to the UN Security Council
On December 18, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 61st resolution condemning the brutal and systematic violation of human rights in Iran
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, described that resolution as “another decisive document on illegitimacy of having economic and political relationships with the ruling clerical regime in Iran .”
Commenting on the regime’s human rights record, Mrs. Rajavi said, “This resolution leaves no doubt that the regime’s appalling human rights record must be referred to the Security Council for binding and preventive measures, and those responsible for 120,000 political executions must be brought to justice.”
Iran has previously ignored 61 resolutions adopted by various United Nations bodies, and recently, the Obama administration has been easing sanctions and pressure on the clerical regime.
Mrs. Rajavi said: “While the religious tyranny has consistently defied 61 adopted resolutions by various United Nations bodies, the international community must take binding measures vis-a-vis the increasing number of executions and brutal and systematic violation of human rights in Iran. This regime, not only in terms of the number of executions, but in most areas is a record holder for the most repressive actions in today’s world. Therefore, mentioning a portion of these crimes that are mentioned in today’s resolution is not enough at all. The General Assembly should have demanded the referral of the crimes of the clerical regime to the International Criminal Court by the UN Security Council, as it did in its December 18 resolution about North Korea.”
Rajavi said: “While according to this resolution the mullahs have spared no field in the lives of the Iranian people from repression, crime, control and harassment, the P5+1 in their nuclear negotiations with the regime must end silence on human rights violation in Iran. Silence on unabated torture and execution in Iran, and silence and inaction on forcible displacement of Ashraf residents and making Camp Liberty a prison, and in one word sacrificing human rights, freedom and the Iranian resistance that the Western governments had adopted, is a shameful failed policy that has led to emboldening the regime in its bomb making program and aggressive policies in the region.”
Many people are concerned that the mullahs are being appeased. Mrs. Rajavi says as long as the mullahs are not being held accountable for their violations of human rights, including increasing executions, they will continue production of nuclear weapons, continue support of terrorism and maintain their hegemony in the Middle East.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) a broad coalition of democratic Iranian organisations, groups, and personalities, founded in 1981 in Tehran, is committed to a secular democratic republic in Iran, based on the separation of religion and state. The Iranian opposition revealed the Iranian regime’s clandestine nuclear weapons programme in 2002.