Archive: Human Rights

‘The Revolution is not televised’ – #Qatar2022 Group B: Iran, England, Wales, USA

As football fever is about to grip the world for the next few weeks many Iranians inside and outside the country are choosing to not support the team from the Islamic Republic. Stars of Iranian soccer like Ali Daei, and Ali Karimi have turned down FIFA's invitation to attend the games in support of the protestors. 10 year old Kian Pirfalak, pictured above, is one of the latest victims of the shoot-to-kill policy of the Islamic

Written by ACI in 19 November 22 Read more
‘The Revolution is not televised’ – #Qatar2022 Group B: Iran, England, Wales, USA

Hear the Iranian People Worldwide

President of European Parliament, Roberta Metsola President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen President of the European Council, Charles Michel Hear the Iranian People worldwide While your symbolic gestures and words in support of the Iranian people’s nationwide protests are heart warming it is crucial to assess the impact they have in stopping the unleashed murderous violence perpetrated against the Iranian people by the Islamic regime’s judicial and extra judicial forces instigated and

Written by ACI in 18 October 22 Read more
Hear the Iranian People Worldwide

Enough is Enough (2)

UN investigative and accountability mechanism The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres Enough is Enough (2) - Call for UN investigative and accountability mechanism We ask you to urgently call for a UN investigative and accountability mechanism on the Islamic regime. Where the state is not protecting the lives and rights of its people it becomes incumbent on the international community to intervene and protect these rights. If the international community had paid attention and responded to

Written by ACI in 17 October 22 Read more
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Call for UN investigative and accountability mechanism

Volker Türk, United Nations High Commissionaire for Human Rights Call for UN investigative and accountability mechanism on the Islamic Republic of Iran We at ACI would like to congratulate you on your first day serving as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. You take your position as Iran is experiencing one of its worst periods of human rights violations. Iranians in the four corners of Iran are experiencing deaths in custody, arrests, detentions,

Written by ACI in 17 October 22 Read more
Call for UN investigative and accountability mechanism

Enough is Enough

Dear UN Secretary-General, António Guterres Enough is Enough – Open letter of Protest to UNGA 77 As you prepare to receive world leaders at the UN annual meeting among them will be the president of the Islamic Republic. This open letter of protest is not only about the unrepresentative nature of his presence but the way the Islamic regime in its entirety views and treats the Iranian nation, in particular, Iranian women. The appearance of

Written by ACI in 20 September 22 Read more
Enough is Enough

Forthcoming visit of UNSR to Iran

Ms Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights The forthcoming visit of Professor Alena Douhan,  Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures to Iran 7-18 May 2022 The Islamic Republic has faced sanctions since its inception in 1979. Sanctions throughout the last forty-three years have been used as punitive measures against the regime’s belligerent actions at home, in the region and the wider international community. These economic sanctions have been

Written by ACI in 26 April 22 Read more
Forthcoming visit of UNSR to Iran

The EU must not ignore human rights violations in Iran for trade and short term financial gain

Josep Borrell Fontelles Commission Vice-President in charge of coordinating the external action of the EU By email (@JosepBorrellF) Dear Commission Vice President, The EU must not ignore human rights violations in Iran for trade and short term financial gain For forty two years the wealth and assets of the Iranian people have been squandered by a regime that for the duration has benefited greatly through sanction busting and money laundering. In November 2019 as access

Written by ACI in 13 December 20 Read more
The EU must not ignore human rights violations in Iran for trade and short term financial gain

Iran Protests: the use of lethal force / shutting down of the internet

European Commission President  Jean-Claude Juncker  European Commission Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200 1049 Brussels  Tuesday, November 19, 2019  Dear President Juncker  Iran Protests: the use of lethal force / shutting down of the internet  As I am sure you are aware, since Friday 15 November 2019 nationwide demonstrations are taking place in Iran sparked by the sudden increase in petrol prices of 300%. Peaceful demonstrations turned violent when the security forces used tear gas and live ammunition

Written by ACI in 19 November 19 Read more
Iran Protests: the use of lethal force / shutting down of the internet

Repression of those seeking truth and justice for 1980s killings needs to stop

JOINT PUBLIC STATEMENT The Iranian authorities should stop the harassment, intimidation and prosecution of human rights defenders seeking truth and justice on behalf of individuals who were summarily executed or forcibly disappeared during the 1980s and their families, said 20 human rights groups. Over the past few months, several human rights defenders, including Mansoureh Behkish, Maryam AkbariMonfared and Raheleh Rahemipour, have been subjected to harassment, reprisals or prosecution on vague national security-related charges for their

Written by ACI in 8 March 17 Read more
Repression of those seeking truth and justice for 1980s killings needs to stop

Right to life and Death penalty in Iran – 3

24, 25 May 2014Location: California Room - UCLA Faculty CentreLanguage: Persian/English https://youtu.be/CYrpmjEvXqw In this third conference,  we were honoured to have Senator Robert Badinter the ex-French Minister of Justice who successfully fought to abolish the death penalty in France as our keynote speaker. The proceedings heard the valuable contributions of US and international organisations such as ‘American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU’ and ‘Reprieve’ who offered valuable insight into the application and execution of the

Written by ACI in 24 May 14 Read more
Right to life and Death penalty in Iran – 3