Archive: Reports and Open Letters

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 Jade in 26 April 22 Read more
Forthcoming visit of UNSR to Iran

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

ACI would like to wish the very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all Iranian Christians, particularly Christians from a Muslim Background.

Written by Jade in 1 January 22 Read more
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The Islamic Republic is not and will not be the future of Iran

Secretary-General of the United Nations  - Mr António Guterres President of the United States - Mr Joe Biden President of France – Mr Emanuel Macron Chancellor of Germany – Dr Angela Merkel Prime Minister on the United Kingdom Boris Johnson The recent political changes in the United States can lead to dialogue with the Islamic Republic on the issue of JCPOA and open doors to fresh economic deals with an attractive market such as Iran.

Written by Jade in 23 February 21 Read more
The Islamic Republic is not and will not be the future of Iran

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

Dear Commission Vice President, The EU must not ignore human rights violations in Iran for trade and short term financial gain In the few weeks since our last open letter to you Sir the Islamic Republic has: Executed over twenty one Baloch minority prisoners among others including a female child offender;Four Arab minority prisoners at risk of imminent execution;Arrested over one hundred Kurdish civil and human rights activists;Published figures indicating that there has been a

Written by Jade in 16 February 21 Read more
The EU must not ignore human rights violations in Iran for trade and short term financial gain

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

Flags of Identity – Flags of State

Ref:        229/M/533 Re:         Flags of Identity – Flags of State Dear Secretary Kerry Following the 2015 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup in Los Angeles I have become aware that Iranian spectators were prohibited from carrying their flags and am writing to express concern about the repeat of such decision for any future sports events. The flag of Iranian national unity and identity has carried the emblem of the lion and the rising sun for over one

Written by Jade in 26 May 15 Read more
Flags of Identity – Flags of State

Environmental crisis in western and southwestern Iran

Open letter to UN experts supported by 11 civil and human rights organisations Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran Mr. John Knox, UN Independent Expert on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, Mr. Dainius Pūras, UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental

Written by Jade in 16 February 15 Read more
Environmental crisis in western and southwestern Iran

Legalising Paedophilia?

Legalising Paedophilia?   ‘Unsupervised or Ill Supervised Children and Youth Protection Bill’  Islamic Republic of Iran Ratified 22 September 2013   Ref:    214/M/518 Date: 26 September 2013     Summary  On 22 September 2013 the Islamic Consultative Assembly ratified a Bill by which a legal guardian can marry his/her adoptive child. Although the ‘Unsupervised or Ill Supervised Children and Youth Protection Bill’ has some positive points it also has many ambiguities and other objectionable articles. However,

Written by Jade in 22 September 13 Read more
Legalising Paedophilia?