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Geneva presentation sheds light on maximum impunity in Iran

By October 11, 2019 No Comments

On October 10th, Justice for Iran joined the Universal Periodic Review’s (UPR) pre-session, presenting its submission and recommendations to dozens of UN member states for the 34th UPR. The submission,’Iran: Maximum Impunity’ focused on Iran’s failure to fulfil its duty to investigate the extrajudicial killings of protesters and unlawful deaths in custody, in relation to the events of late December 2017-early 2018. The submission brought attention to the broadcasting of forced confessions of political prisoners, as well as the denial of the rights to truth and justice of families of forcibly disappeared persons. The fates and whereabouts of these forcibly disappeared persons have been deliberately concealed, for example by the destruction of the mass graves from the 1988 massacre of political prisoners. 

Justice for Iran also shared a summary of the facts and recommendations on the issue of impunity with several delegations in bilateral meetings in Geneva. 

The actual UPR session will take place on November 8th and you can follow the live coverage of the presentation via our twitter account @Justice4IranEng.