(Français) Conférence sur les violations des droits humains en Iran avec la participation de Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, le Rapporteur Spécial de l’ONU pour l’Iran et Madame Shirin Ebadi, la Lauréate du Prix Nobel pour la Paix, au Palais des Nations Unies à Genève.

Conference on the situations of Human Rights in Iran with the attendance of Dr. Ahmed Shaheed the UN Special Rapporteur for Iran and Madam Shirin Ebadi the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, in United Nations in Geneva

 Conference on the situations of Human Rights in Iran with the attendance of Dr. Ahmed Shaheed the UN Special Rapporteur for Iran and Madam Shirin Ebadi the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, in United Nations in Geneva 

The Association for Human Rights in Kurdistan of Iran-Geneva (KMMK-G) in collaboration with its partners the International Educational Development (IED) and MRAP organized a conference on the situation of Human Rights in Iran on Tuesday 12th of March 2013. It took place during the 22nd sessions of UN Human Rights Council with the participation of our panellists Ms. Diane Ala’I from Baha’I International Community,  Ms. Pantea from the Iran Human Rights and our partner Dr. Karen Parker the UN Delegate Chief of IED.

The conference started with a short presentation from Mr. Taimoor Aliassi, the UN representative of the Association for Human Rights in Kurdistan of Iran-Geneva (KMMK-G) who shed light on the Iranian government’s systemic and systematic discrimination and repression policy against the ethnic nationalities, the executions of the civilians activists, the arrest of journalists, the executions under the cover of drugs crimes and land mines issues in Kurdistan of Iran.

Madam Shirin Ebadi in her statement, she talked about the Human Rights violations, the lack of independence of the judicial system in Iran, the repression against ethnic nationalities, such as the Kurds, Balochs, Arabs, Azeri’s and Turcoman. She added that the regime keeps these territories under-developed to such an extent that the number of unemployment is the highest in the country.

A short video documentary from BBC was screened about the Kurdish traders/carriers who were victims of the Iranian security guards at the border.

After the film, the UN Special Rapporteur Dr. Ahmed Shaheed made a statement on the situation of Human Rights in Iran and in Kurdistan of Iran. He committed that in his future reports he will address the Human Rights issues in Kurdistan.  While Ms. Diane Ala’I from Baha’I International Community talked adressed the systematic repression against Baha’I in Iran. Ms. Pantea from the Iran Human Rights presented a report on death penalty, the journalists arrests, the activists belonging to the ethnic nationalities in Iran, particularly the Kurdish people.

Dr. Karen Parker, the IED Chief Delegate to the United Nations, USA, who has been advocating for Human Rights for more than 3 decades moderated the conference.

The conference was covered by different international media including RTS1, Tishk tv & Hawlati independent Kurdish Daily Newspaper.

Association for Human Rights in Kurdistan of Iran-Geneva (KMMK-G)

Geneva, March 2013

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