What Are Iran Regime's Criminals Doing in the UN Human Rights Council?

Two months have passed since Iran’s uprising. A revolt that continues to wreak havoc across the ruling regime in Iran. Senior officials, terrified of the consequences and awaiting punishments in the near future from the Iranian people, are busy pointing fingers at others for years of crimes and crackdown.

Statement by the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Against Iran Regime's Justice Minister


February 27, 2018

The United States is appalled to learn that the government of Iran is sending its Justice Minister, Seyyed Alireza Avaei, to address the UN Human Rights Council. Minister Avaei oversaw the summary executions of Iranians in the late 1980’s. As the recent head of the Tehran judiciary and current Minister of Justice, Avaei oversees systematic arbitrary arrests and detentions of Iranians engaging in peaceful political and civic activism, and imprisons them in a network of facilities notorious for suspicious deaths, the use of torture, and denial of medical care.

Press Release: UN Must Immediately Withdraw Invitation to Iranian Justice Minister

The Iranian Justice Minister is a known perpetrator of the 1988 massacre of 30.000 political prisoners, one of the greatest unanswered crimes in Iran’s modern history

The British Committee for Iran Freedom is shocked over the reports of Iranian Justice Minister Ali-reza Avaee’s plan to visit the United Nations headquarters in Geneva to address the UN Human Rights Council next week.

Friends of a Free Iran in European Parliament Condemns the Planned Speech of Iranian Regime’s Justice Minister at Un Human Rights Council

Press release- Brussels- Friends of a Free Iran in European Parliament – 26 February 2018

We have been shocked by the reports that Seyyed Alireza Avaei (a.k.a Avaee), who is currently Minister of “Justice” in the cabinet of President Rouhani, is scheduled to speak before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva tomorrow 27 February 2018.

U.N. Slammed by Haley Over Planned Address by Iran Regime’s Minister Involved in Massacre of Political Prisoners

AFP: A protest is planned in front of the UN headquarters in Geneva next Tuesday, when Avaie is due to speak

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed the world body’s Human Rights Council on Sunday, saying it should be “ashamed” for inviting an Iranian minister, sanctioned for known human rights violations, to speak at the council’s annual meeting in Geneva this week. Haley said that the council was “discredited” by Iranian Justice Minister Alireza Avaie’s slated address to the body’s membership, adding that it only reinforces the United States’ criticisms of the UN and threats to defund the world body.

Iran: Three Other Environmental Activists Detained

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The Iranian regime's security officials have arrested three other environmental activists in Bandar Lengeh, province of Hormozgan (southern Iran).

According to the state-run Tabnak news agency, three other environmental activists from the Lavardin Nature Conservation Institute detained by a security organization, apparently the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), were arrested in Bandar Lengeh late in February. The reasons for the detention of these environmentalists and their whereabouts are not clear.

Amnesty International Reports on Grave and Numerous Human Rights Violations in Iran

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Amnesty International has released its latest report on the situation of human rights in the world. The situation in Iran was elaborated in great detail and the organisation highlighted many areas in which human rights are being heavily suppressed.

It pointed out that the UN Human Rights Council renewed the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, yet the Iranian authorities denied her access to the country.

Iran Resistance Throws Support Behind Syrian People

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The President-elect of the Iranian Resistance has offered her “heartfelt condolences” to the people of Syria after the devastating bombardment by the Syrian Regime on a rebel-held Damascus suburb that killed at least 200 people, including many children.

Everyone Should Learn a Lesson From the Abuses of the Iranian Regime

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The Iranian Regime is brutal and cruel, but it is important to remember that despots hijacking the positions of power is something that could happen anywhere in the world, according to political scientist Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, and those in the West should learn the history of the Islamist and theocratic regime in order to recognise those patterns.


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