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We, the undersigned ask you to sign our petition by adding a comment to this post:

  • calling on official legislative bodies to immediately begin proceedings to charge the Iranian Regime with documented human rights violations in an international court.
  • calling on world governments to target individual officials of the regime who are responsible for grave human rights abuse, by banning their travel to and freezing all assets held in their respective countries, and demanding the release of all prisoners of conscience, and fair treatment of all political prisoners, who have been arbitrarily detained by the Iranian Regime in breach of their basic rights.

Adding your real name, eg as ‘John Smith’, ‘J Smith’ or ‘John S’ depending on the level of security you need, is much appreciated. Please remember, your comment on the petition is your VOICE for Iran!


Nous soussignés vous demandons de signer notre pétition dans les commentaires de cette post. Nous..

  • Demander à tous les gouvernements du monde de : viser individuellement les sommités du régime par des interdictions de voyage et le gel de leurs avoirs dans leurs pays respectifs et exiger la libération de tous les prisonniers de conscience, un traitement juste de tous les prisonniers politiques détenus arbitrairement par le régime iranien en contradiction avec leurs droits fondamentaux
  • Demander aux assemblées législatives  de procéder immédiatement à la mise en examen du régime iranien pour violations des droits humains devant les tribunaux internationaux

Signez de votre vrai nom par exemple : ‘Patrick Dupond’, ‘P. Dupond’ ou ‘Patrick D.’ suivant le degré de sécurité dont vous avez besoin. Et n’oubliez pas, vos commentaires sur la pétition, c’est votre VOIX pour l’Iran !


Wir, die Unterzeichnenden, bitten Sie, unsere Petition zu unterschreiben  in den Kommentaren dieses Beitrags:

  • Wir fordern die Regierungen der Welt auf,  gegen einzelne Mitglieder des Regimes zu verhängen, d. h. diesen Personen Reisebeschränkungen aufzuerlegen, ihre im jeweiligen Land befindlichen Vermögenswerte zu sanktionieren und die Freilassung aller willkürlich vom iranischen Regime unter Verletzung ihrer Grundrechte inhaftierten Gewissensgefangenen zu verlangen.
  • Rufen wir alle offiziellen Gesetzgebungsorgane dazu auf, unverzüglich Schritte einzuleiten, um das iranische Regime vor einem internationalen Gericht für die begangenen Menschenrechtsverletzungen anzuklagen.

Wir begrüßen es sehr, wenn Sie mit Ihrem richtigen Namen unterschreiben. Wenn Sie aus Sicherheitsgründen Anonymität wahren möchten, können Sie anstatt Ihres vollen Namens auch Initialen (z.B. ‘J. Smith’, ‘John S’.) verwenden. Bedenken Sie: Ihr persönlicher Kommentar unter dieser Petition ist ihre STIMME für Iran!


Noi, firmatari, vi invitiamo a firmare la seguente petizione nei commenti di questo post:

  • chiedere ai governi del mondo esponenti ed ufficiali del regime iraniano impedendo loro la possibilità di viaggiare e di fare affari nei loro rispettivi paesi, e chiedere l’immediato rilascio di tutti i prigionieri di coscienza, un trattamento equo per tutti i prigionieri politici che sono stati arbitrariamente arrestati e detenuti dal regime iraniano in violazione dei loro fondamentali diritti.
  • chiedere che ufficiali organi legislativi avviino immediatamente un processo contro il regime iraniano per violazioni di diritti umani presso un tribunale internazionale.

L’ aggiunta del proprio nome – per es. “’John Smith’, ‘J Smith’ oppure ‘John S’ (in base alle vostre esigenze di privacy) sarebbe davvero apprezzata. Per favore, ricordate che il vostro commento nella petizione è la vostra VOCE per l’Iran!


Nosotros, Los abajo firmantes, solicitamos a Uds. firmen nuestra petición en los comentarios de este post:

  • El propósito de esta petición es pedirle a los gobiernos del mundo que apliquen sanciones a los distintos funcionarios del régimen, supervisen sus viajes y supervisen al personal que mantienen en sus países respectivos. Que exijan la liberación de todos los presos de conciencia y el trato justo a los presos políticos que han sido detenidos arbitrariamente por el régimen Iraní en franca violación de sus derechos fundamentales.
  • Los ha catalogado, para que comiencen de inmediato, ante un tribunal internacional, los procedimientos necesarios para demandar al régimen Iraní por violaciones a los derechos humanos.

Si su seguridad se lo premite, le agradeceríamos agregue su nombre real, por ejemplo, John Smith, Smith J o S Juan. Por favor, recuerde que su comentarios sobre la petición es su VOZ a favor de Irán!


ما ، امضا کنندگان زیر از شما درخواست میکنیم که دادخواه ما را امضاء کنید :
  • ما از تمام دولت های جهان  رژیم را با تحریم ها علیه سفر و ضبط  دارایی آنها در کشورهای متبوع خود مورد هدف قرار دهند و خواستار آزادی همه زندانیان عقیدتی ، و رفتار منصفانه با همه زندانیان سیاسی ، که خودسرانه توسط رژیم جمهوری اسلامی در نقض حقوق پایه ای آنها بازداشت شده اند.
  • بایران را فهرست بندی کرده، از تمام اعضای قوه های مقننه تقاضا داریم که  رژیم جمهوری اسلامی را به اتهام نقض حقوق بشر در دادگاهی بین المللی محاکمه کنند.

از شما خواهشمندیم در صورت امکان، نام واقعی خود یا مخفف آن را درج کنید، بهعنوان مثال “ر. احمدی” یا “رضا ا.”. لطفا به یاد داشتهباشید نظر شما در این داد خواست، صدای شما برای ایران است.

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Sanctions Could Worsen Situation in Iran – UN Rapporteur

The United Nations special rapporteur for human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, says his work has had a positive impact on the rights situation in the Islamic republic. Shaheed, who earlier this week presented his latest report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, told RFE/RL in an interview that the lives of several Iranians who were sentenced to death were spared because of his efforts. The UN is set to vote later this month on the renewal of Shaheed’s mandate. He spoke to RFE/RL correspondent Golnaz Esfandiari.

RFE/RL: Professor Shaheed, what has been the impact of your mandate so far? Have your reports led to any improvements in the human rights situation in Iran?

Ahmed Shaheed: Well, I think the fact [that I have been] monitoring and reporting on Iran has made some changes in that there have been cases when, I think, people have felt that certain say, capital-punishment sentences have not been carried out, or that there have been occasions when the government may have investigated further issues they may otherwise not have. So I think a pair of eyes on Iran does promote on the part of the government more vigilance in terms of responding to issues and also, I think, a greater care that they do things better. I recall last year this time we were concerned about the imminent execution of Pastor Yousef Naderkhani — in the debate in the [Security] Council that was a major issue — and subsequently he had been released. Now today, the Iran delegation on the issue of [blogger and Facebook activist Sattar] Beheshti conceded that he was killed in prison, and acknowledged the need to investigate the matter properly.

So I think even if it not so visibly clear, the fact that people do report on the suffering in Iran does make a difference. I believe it’s very important that the spotlight on Iran continues, because I think Iran is a country which cares about what is being said about the country because it sees itself as a leader in the global [sphere], for example. So it’s very important that countries keep a spotlight on Iran and be vigilant about what is happening so people feel a degree of protection in terms of being documented as to what’s happening to them.

RFE/RL: Yet despite the greater attention on human rights violations in Iran, you said in your latest report that the human rights situation has deteriorated.

Shaheed: Yes, that it correct. But it is not linked to the reporting per se, it’s just that there have been certain internal issues in Iran that have contributed to this. It is a trend that you can observe from the last election process. And we are now approaching a new election timeline and therefore those issues are now sort of coming into sharper relief; and this relates to the space for media freedom, the treatment of journalists, the treatment of human rights defenders, and the whole sphere of political freedom. That is still continuing.

RFE/RL: In a relatively short time it appears that you have turned into Iran’s “Enemy No. 1.” You’ve been accused of taking bribes, working with terrorists, and had your role characterized as that of an opposition activist. Why do you think Iran is leveling so many accusations against you?

Shaheed: I think it’s in the nature of certain governments that criticism is not taken lightly. So my reports do amount to criticism of government practices. Therefore, there is a degree of resentment that comes with that. I think the kind of media comments that have been made in recent days are perhaps designed to create a smokescreen on the delegations and perhaps not to engage on the issues at hand. But that hasn’t worked; a number of countries, even those who would traditionally oppose country mandates, have called on Iran to cooperate with the mandate.

RFE/RL: Iran has dismissed your reports as false. Have Iranian officials ever pointed to any potential factual mistakes in your reports? Has Tehran been able to dismiss any part of your reports based on facts?

Shaheed: No, they have not been in fact able to point out that my information is false. Of course they disagree on certain points of facts. But they have not been able to refute any allegations that I have made. I have been very careful in what I say, I ensure that anything I say is verified by at least two credible independent sources. So I am not blindly spraying allegations.

RFE/RL: Can you effectively monitor the human rights situation in Iran without being allowed into the country?

Shaheed: I am being effective, but of course going to the country is important. It will add value to what I’m doing but I cannot do without using the kind of methods I’m using now. What I mean is, if I went into the country I have no guarantee that people in Iran will be able to meet me freely or without fear. I think people are far more reluctant to come to see me in broad daylight or in a physical place because the fear of being exposed talking to me is very high and [because] there is often reprisal.

But the way I operate now, through electronic means, I’m able to reach out to hundreds of people in the country without them being detected. I am not Marco Polo; I don’t have to be in the place to report about what’s happening there, although I add that if I can visit prisons, if I can speak to judiciary members, if I can visit courts, if I can visit government institutions, I’ll have a fuller picture about what’s happening than reporting without going to the country.

RFE/RL: You’ve expressed concern over the potentially negative humanitarian effects of economic sanctions. Do you think sanctions could lead to the worsening of the human rights situation in Iran by hurting civil society?

Shaheed: Absolutely. I think in the long run sanctions can have a very negative impact on civil society; and the longer they continue, the greater the chance that civil society would be adversely affected by this. If sanctions are causing massive currency devaluations, it’s simple logic that people will be hurt in their ability to realize their basic economic and social needs. If sanctions are causing trade difficulties resulting in disruption to medical supplies or to basic food supplies, then the most vulnerable people suffer immediately, and over the long term there is wider suffering caused.

So there is no doubt that long-term sanctions, which undermine the trading ability [and] undermine the capacity for basic foodstuffs, will have a negative impact. For the moment I am not able to detect that scale of impact, but that’s partly because I have not been given access to information by the government of Iran; and it is that government which has the information that is relevant to this. And I’m calling on them to become more transparent on this subject because, like I point out, in the long run it can be very hurtful to the people.

via UN’s Iran Rights Rapporteur Says Sanctions Could Worsen Situation.