KMMK-G welcomes UN Special Rapporteur Dr Ahmed Shaheed’s human rights report on Iran and urges President Rouhani to allow his visit

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KMMK-G welcomes UN Special Rapporteur Dr Ahmed Shaheed’s human rights report on Iran and urges President Rouhani to allow his visit

 

Geneva, Switzerland – 24 October 2013 The Association for Human Rights in Kurdistan of Iran-Geneva (KMMK-G) welcomes the UN Special Rapporteur Dr. Ahmed Shaheed’s report on the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran that was presented to the UN General Assembly’s 3rd Committee in New York.

The report covers the main concerns of Iranians, particularly those belonging to the Kurdish, Baluchi, Azeri, Ahwazi-Arab, Baha’i, Yarasan ethnic and religious minorities, who are the most discriminated groups in Iran.

It also raises for the first time the devastating impact of landmines in Kurdish provinces that result in daily casualties among Kurdish civilians. The explosion of a landmine on seven children last week in a village in Mariwan in Kurdistan of Iran only reinforces the urgent need to address this issue.

The KMMK-G UN Representative Mr Taimoor Aliassi said that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s allegations regarding Dr. Shaheed’s report are unfounded and called on the new Iranian government to cooperate with the UN Special rapporteur by facilitating his visit to the country.

The full text of the Special Rapporteur’s report and the Islamic Republic of Iran’s response could be found at: http://shaheedoniran.org/english/dr-shaheeds-work/latest-reports/october-2013-report-of-the-special-rapporteur-on-the-situation-of-human-rights-in-the-islamic-republic-of-iran-2/

 

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

 

The Association for Human Rights in Kurdistan of Iran-Geneva (KMMK-G) aims to promote democracy, respect for human rights and social development in and beyond Kurdistan of Iran. To that purpose, the Association commits itself to struggle against any form of discrimination towards ethnic and religious minorities within the region, defend political prisoners, fight for the abolition of death penalty, and promote women’s and children’s rights.  In addition, the KMMK-G intends to increase public awareness of the situation of human rights in all Kurdish regions and to promote the rights and the integration of the Kurds wherever they live. www.kmmk-ge.org.

 

Contact

Mr Taimoor Aliassi

Email: [email protected]

 

 

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