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International NGOs express concern over grave human rights violations in Iran

NCRI, September 13 – 12 non-governmental organizations that have consultative status with the United Nations issued a declaration calling on the UN subcommittee on Human Rights to consider human rights abuses in Iran as very grave and probe the deteriorating rights situation in that country.

The NGOs included the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, Movement against Racism and for Friendship among Peoples, International Women’s League for Peace and Freedom, International Human Rights Consortium, France Liberte (Danielle Mitterrand’s foundation), New Human Rights, and a number of other prominent organizations.

The declaration issued on the fringes of the 57th session of the UN Subcommittee on Human Rights raises alarm that the election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the new President for mullahs in Iran and the appointment of Ahmadi-Moghaddam, a former Revolutionary Guards officer as police chief signal deteriorating trend of suppression in that country.

Among the main concerns of the declaration are high number of executions, suppression of women, journalist and religious minorities rights and appalling state of children in Iran.

NGO’s declaration blames termination of human rights monitoring since 2002 for deterioration of human rights situation in Iran.