Human Rights Council Votes 22 to 7 to Establish Special Rapporteur
Int.'l Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
24-Mar-2011 (17 comments)

(24 March 2011) Today’s Human Rights Council (HRC) decision to establish a UN special mechanism on human rights in Iran is an important step forward to address the human rights crisis and a victory for the Iranian people, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said.

Although the Iranian government has tried to lead an anti-human rights bloc at the UN, this vote is a repudiation of Iran’s efforts to hide behind cultural relativism as an excuse to subjugate citizens, the Campaign said. The vote showed “that the international community sees through Iran’s transparent lies about its brutal practices.”

The move followed two years of intense efforts by human rights advocates, as the HRC voted overwhelmingly on a resolution establishing a Special Rapporteur.

The resolution received an absolute majority of 22 votes in favor, versus only 7 against, and 14 abstentions. Of particular importance were the votes of Brazil, Senegal, and South Korea in favor of the resolution.

A wide spectrum of Iranian activists welcomed the resolution.

“This is a strong message of support to the Iranian people from the international community that they are not forgotten, and gross violations of their rights will not be tolerated,” said Shirin Ebadi, the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

In the Resolution establishing the mechanism, the HRC regretted Iran’s “lack of cooperation with the requests of the General Assembly” made in De... >>>

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Esfand Aashena

Islami Republic can no longer hide behind "others"

by Esfand Aashena on

Islamic Republic and company are in love with mistreating Iranians and in response to complaints say "everybody is doing it"!  Well everybody, anybody that counts and is fair, admit to their own human rights abuses and take the abusers to courts and punish them for the whole world to see.

Has there been a case where Islamic Republic admitted to any abuse? ever? what happened to Kahrizak?   

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@onlyIran "The lady doth

by vildemose on


"The lady doth protest too much, methinks."  I think some of the IRI apologists on this site are complicit in IRI's crimes against humanity.


This actually creates a conundrum for IRI supporters

by Onlyiran on

because they are usually NIAC supporters as well.  But NIAC was supporting this measure.  So, what is an IR supporter supposed to do now?  Pull his / her membership from his / her favorite lobby group?

Decisions, decisions...


great news

by Fair on

Finally the voice of Iranian people is being heard in our quest for our basic rights.  Let the world see the absurdity and brutality of medieval mullahs and their Neanderthal supporters, who always try to change the subject from the people of Iran to their bankrupt message.  Remember, this is the regime that says "the biggest threat to the future of Islamic Republic is Iranian nationalism".  Ta cheshme har cheh bacheh akhound va zede Irani ast koor shavad!  Badbakhthaye beevatan, you are next.


I thought all the residual bache akhoonds

by shushtari on

had left!

guess I was wrong....



G. Rahmanian

Wonderful News!

by G. Rahmanian on

For the past 32 years Iranians have had to deal with the most brutal rulers in their country's history. Now, the world has finally shown interest in the human rights abuses of these ruthless mullahs and their hired goons.

In this context, it is only natural for IR mercenaries to be infuriated. Such reaction from these mercenaries only proves how positively significant this decision by the UN is for tens of millions of Iranians who are suffering under the yoke of the backward Islamic regime.


Masoud Kazemzadeh

Earlier INF Campaign with the UN

by Masoud Kazemzadeh on

on an earlier INF campaign with the UN



Masoud Kazemzadeh

Great Victory for Pro-Democracy Iranians and Defeat for IRI

by Masoud Kazemzadeh on

This is a great victory for the pro-democracy and pro-human rights forces in Iran. And it is a major defeat for the fundamentalist regime.

As far as I am aware, the INF-Abroad was the first to publically work for the UN to re-establish Special Rappartour for Iran. INF leaders personally met with the high UN officials and delivered the following demand:






Shazde Asdola Mirza

جمهوری اسلامی ... نابود باید گردد!

Shazde Asdola Mirza



by yolanda on

Wow! Great news! overdue! They should try to push IRI to release all the political prisoners like Nasrin and Majid Tavakoli...and press IRI to abolish stoning and arm amputation!


Wow, IMF & Co., which one of you wrote this paragraph?

by Onlyiran on

Much better grammar than the others.  I guess the operation in South Lebanon is finally hiring a few people who can write a paragraph in English.  You guys should keep this one.  May be even give him a raise.   


I am very pleased with this news.

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

And as expected, the Iran hating paid agents of the islamist regime on this site are equally upset about this news. Which makes me feel even happier :)

 "Personal business must yield to collective interest."


You wonder what would the motive

by on

for the US/Zionists/West to push so hard for just Iran to have a UN humanitarian observer.

I was thinking it must have been because they care so much for Iranians and our lives to go to extreme heights to preserve our well being. But if that was the case, then why did all ganged against Iranians during the Iran/Iraq was to both directly and indirectly supply any weapons that you can imagine with exception of Nukes to Saddam to bomb, gas, massacre, barbeque Iranians in every way and shape possible? They did not stop there, they are still killing Iranians at every opportunity they get namely our scientists.

Looking at their record of killing fields in the ME in particular, in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, occupied Palestine, Lebanon and most recently Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Libya, it is impossible to believe these Crocodile tears for the suffering of Iranian people.

In fact it goes without saying that if it was not for the military power of IRI, Iran would have already been the new killing fields of these well dressed and so called civilized mass murders so much that it would make Iranians wishing Iran to be Afghanistan. After all neither Iraq nor Afghanistan have ever been such a monumental hegemonic barrier to for the combined Iranian enemies as US/Zionists/West for over three decades.

Now, Khanoom Farahani would you be kind of enough what possibly your joy can be in this regard? you are either a naive happy go luck individual to get exited with anything that deems anti IRI or you have a deeper understanding of what does all this mean in a broader spectrum. Care to explain?

In case you are not reading the news, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia and the half human Zionists have all have had (or still sre) worse human rights records than Iran and yet, the UN has never suggested a HR observer yet? That would be food for your thoughts!!!!!!




by hass on

I wonder if the same "human rights activites" who beat their chests so much will put in a fraction of the same effort to protect the human rights of Iranians who want to ride in an airplane which cannot get the necessary spare parts due to ILLEGAL American sanctions.


Great News, Thanks

by IranFirst on

Great News, Thanks

Esfand Aashena

I think the link is messed up.

by Esfand Aashena on

The link doesn't take you to the article. 

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