Let UN investigators in Iran


SCE Campaign
by SCE Campaign

The government of Iran slammed UN Watch demand delivered by SCE's co-founder and president Nazanin Afshin-Jam testifying before a UN panel exposing Iran’s abuses and "fraudulent elections in June, brutal arrest of peaceful protesters, murder of Neda and other innocents, and rape of female and male detainees.". Nazanin and former political prisoner Ahmad Batebi submitted an appeal requesting UN investigators to be sent to Iran.

Following the speech, the Ahmadinejad government fired back, accusing the rights group of “unsubstantiated allegations” and lacking “accuracy and decency.”



16 September 2009

Dear Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon,
Dear High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay,

Shocked and anguished by the tyranny, oppression, and gross human rights violations perpetrated by the Islamic Republic of Iran since the fraudulent June elections;

Recalling that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantees the right to life, liberty and security of person, freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of peaceful assembly, and the democratic right to participate in genuine elections;

Recalling further that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights prohibits torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, arbitrary arrest and detention,

Reiterating the July 2, 2009 call by Iranian and international human rights activists for the U.N. Secretary General to name a Personal Envoy for Iran to investigate the post-election violence in Iran, to complete his report on the human rights situation in Iran, due at the 64th session of the General Assembly;

We hereby call upon you to lead the United Nations and the international community in convening an urgent and immediate Special Session of the U.N. Human Rights Council on the grave violations of international human rights law in Iran since the fraudulent June elections, and, in that context, for the Council to establish an independent, international and impartial commission of inquiry to investigate:

• The complicity of Iran’s senior leadership, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Kahmenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in perpetuating massive election fraud, followed by the brutal arrests, beating and killing of peaceful demonstrators by the Basij and other government forces, including the deadly June 20, 2009 shooting of 27-year-old Neda Agha-Soltan;
• Torture and abuse of defendants following their arrest, with credible reports of rape of women and male detainees by security officials, including the rape and killing of Taraneh Mousavi and the rape of Ebrahim Sharifi;
• Specific allegations of gross abuse raised by Mehdi Karroubi and others concerning the Kahrizak detention center, which have been partially acknowledged by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei;
• The show trials of more than 100 Iranians designed to delegitimize the mass and peaceful protests following the June elections;
• Secret burials of dead protesters in Tehran’s Behesht Zahra cemetery and other locations;

Mindful of the precedent shown by former Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2006, when he successfully led the international community in calling for a special session of the Human Rights Council on Darfur, we now look to your moral leadership to give hope to the millions seeking human rights, freedom and justice in Iran.


Ahmad Batebi, Human Rights Activists in Iran
Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Stop Child Executions
Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, Former Iranian MP
Professor Payam Akhavan, McGill University Faculty of Law
Hassan Zarezadeh Ardeshir, Committee for Defense of Political Prisoners
Mina Ahadi, International Committee Against Stoning and Execution
Dr. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, Iran Human Rights (www.iranhr.net)
Dr. Saeed Ganji, National Union For Democracy in Iran
Kawa Ahangari, Kurdistan Democratic Party
Lida Sherafatmand, World Citizen Association
Darab Ganji, Organization for Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms for Iran
Sharif Behruz, Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan
J Jonroy Avani, Filmmaker and Activist
Hamed Sepehri, Human Right Committee of Iranian Constitutionalist Party
Sameem Monzaviyan, Stop Discrimination Against Baha'i Students in Iran
Roya Teimouri, Stop Executions Committee
Kazem Alamdari, Society for Human Rights in Iran
Azad Moradian, Society for Human Rights in Iran
Maryam Fakhar, Women's Freedom Forum
David Etebari, Stop Child Executions
Vanecha Roudbaraki, Artist
Davoud Rastgou, Actor
Mehrtash Rastegar
Cyrus Marvasti
Minoo Homily
Behrooz Nikoo
Pastor Kouroesh Barani
Reza Pardisan
Roxanne Ganji
Hossein Khorram
Soheil Parhizi
Maryam Reissi
Azarin Sadegh
Farnaz Farrokhi
Khosro Chavoshi
Sepideh Rouhani
Aram Khatibi
Fara Askari
Atoosa Shokoueian
Adrian Hjelmslund
Mandana Mehrtash
Shiva Irani
Taraneh Irani
Benjamin Ramm
Omid Afkhami
Arezou Shokoufandeh
Rofi Bei

Sofia Beiki 


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che khabar e


by che khabar e on

sorry Sir but the mass murdering of Iranian children... AND men and women... is happening right under your nose by your beloved IRI. 

The IRI is the biggest rapist of Iranian women AND men.  Your beloved IRI has raped the entire country of Iran.

Please don't try to cast blame on the Israeli's for sins of the IRI.

babak pirouzian

Mehdi: This time you really showed your hand, WOW

by babak pirouzian on


So any one talks about atrocities and suffocation, rape,  killing of innocent people in Iran is Israel's mafia?  then Karoubi, Mousavi, Khatami, Montazeri ...... and millions other are Israel Mafia? WOW, I am speechless!! what an analogy.


In this video link, is there anything indicating about sanction or whatever you put your baseless claim on? Isn't what she says repeated by millions inside and outside of Iran?. Listen to the video one more time and dissect what she says.  She talks about torture, rape, killings etc took place after the election, she talks about her family member and Batebi's experience in jail , she talks about over 160 juveniles in danger of execution ( she refers to a booklet where it's all documented, you may need to read and then comment about it) Finally she asks for special team of UN investigator to investigate Human Rights abuses/issues in Iran. So which part you have problem with, or is not true?


Now who should be ashamed ? YOU or YOUR  BARBARIC BUTCHER REGIME or BOTH?

If I had any doubt about your attachment to the regime, with this note of you here, you confirmed your "sar sepordegy and your mozdoory to the regime)  You are as criminal as your bosses in Tehran are and YOU, as accessory to crimes committed, your hand is as stained in our hamvatans' blood as those whom you are defending.

p.s. She also talks and thanks the UN Chairperson for action taken against China, Russia, etc,. Don't tell me you are defending them too?

Azarin Sadegh

Thank you my dear Nazanin!

by Azarin Sadegh on

Bravo! You are such an amazing human being! I am amazed by your strength, your passion and your drive and determination!

Love you, Azarin



I am disgusted

by Mehdi on

Nazanin Afshin-Jam is definitely working very hard for the Israel Lobby mafia, attempting to bring crippling sanctions on Iran in order to cause the mass muder of Iranian children while shedding sexy crocodile tears for the rapists children of Iran. What a shameful display of disgusting lies! The representative of the regime actually made a very valid point; essentially, that her statemenst were nothing but generalized lies, half-truths and falshood. I am ashamed of Nazanin Afshin-Jam. I wish she would stop her criminal activities aimed at killing Iranians children. Supporting actions that will lead to murder of Iranian children is in fact murder itself! Shame on you Nazanin Afshin-Jam!

Darius Kadivar


by Darius Kadivar on

Thanks for Your Tireless  Efforts!

MorE Power to You !



by Shepesh on