Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, congratulated the Iranian people over the rejection of the bid by religious, terrorist dictatorship ruling Iran to join the United Nations Human Rights Council.
She reiterated that the no vote to the clerical regime’s brazen request by three-fourth of UN member states was a decisive international affirmation of the illegitimacy of ruling theocracy, which is the world’s number one violator of human rights.
This scandalous defeat of mullahs’ regime in the General Assembly came despite a vigorous campaign by its permanent missions New York and Geneva as well as its embassies worldwide to secure sufficient votes to guarantee its membership in the Council.
Mrs. Rajavi added, "Yesterday’s General Assembly vote against the religious fascism ruling Iran confirmed 52 previous resolutions by the General Assembly and other UN agencies in condemnation of inhuman crimes by mullahs’ regime, including the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988, torture and cruel punishments, such as eye gouging, limb amputation , stoning to death, flogging in public, brutal crackdown on women and trampling upon the rights of ethnic and religious minorities in past 25 years."
The Iranian Resistance’s President elect expressed hope that the Untied Nation’s Human Rights Council would expeditiously consider Iran’s abysmal human rights record and put the human rights situation in Iran under special monitoring.
Mrs. Rajavi emphasized that time had come to refer the Iranian regime’s human rights dossier to the United Nations Security Council and bring the leaders of the medieval dictatorship ruling Iran before international tribunal for their countless crimes against humanity.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
May 10, 2006