Officials’ ongoing abuses highlighted in submission for third cycle of Iran’s UPR

22 April 2019– Justice for Iran has submitted a report titled, “Iran: Maximum Impunity” to the 34th session of the United Nations Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Iran, highlighting the Islamic Republic of Iran’s failure to implement any of the recommendations from the first and second cycles of Iran’s UPR concerning the duty to investigate and prosecute serious human rights violations which fully or partially enjoyed its support.

Despite the UPR’s recommendations, officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) have continued to commit serious human rights violations and do not intend to fulfil its duty. To demonstrate this, the submission provides details on these violations, which include several cases of extrajudicial killings, failure to investigate the deaths of protesters and activists in custody, the nationwide destruction of mass graves, and the harassment of forcibly disappeared persons’ families by authorities.

The submission recommends the removal of human rights violators from political positions in the IRI’s government, trials for the perpetrators of extrajudicial killings including the 1988 massacre, an end to the practice of obtaining forced confessions through torture and ill-treatment, proper investigations for human rights crimes, and more.

To read the full submission, please click here.

 

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