The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has invited Alireza Avaie, Iranian regime’s Justice Minister to speak in its upcoming session in Geneva.
If we stop for a moment and consider his track record of the past four decades, there is hardly a time in his working life not marred with the blood of innocent people.
It is indeed a “shame” to invite Avaie to address the highest human rights body. Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations, said that the council was “discredited” by the Iranian Justice Minister’s members, adding that it only reinforces the American criticism of the UN and threats to withhold funds to the world body.
The UNHRC could not have found a worst time to extend this invitation. Only a couple months have passed since this regime violently crushed peaceful protesters demanding their basic rights to a better life.
Aavie as part of the theocratic regime’s judiciary no doubt has been instrumental in killing innocent protesters in jails, claiming they committed “suicide.” At least 12 young men were killed while in judicial custody. How could all of them die the same way?
On top of that, a prominent Iranian environmentalist and an Iranian-Canadian university professor, Kavous Seyed-Emami, was also killed in prison and again the judiciary spokesman claimed he took his own life.
Just last week, the judiciary and other plainclothes security forces created a major standoff with peaceful Iranian Dervishes. Throughout the history of Iran’s Dervishes they have never been considered the confrontational kind.
They are known as people who generally avoid conflicts and in their teachings they have always been thought to refrain from violence. But security forces attacked their peaceful gathering near their leader’s home in Tehran.
Following the clashes, more than 500 of them were arrested. Some of their women were questioned all night long, while they had broken body parts. Then again Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Eje’i, the judiciary’s spokesman labeled them as “rioters” and “thugs” and Friday prayer leaders throughout Iran in an orchestrated move called for their heads.
Hassan Rouhani, the supposed moderate, sided with security forces and showed his true color and called for an iron fist in dealing with the Dervishes. A repeat of the same position he took with respect to the protester late last year and early this year in Iran.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر