34 Human Rights Organizations Call for Extension of Ahmed Shaheed’s Mandate

HRANA News Agency – 34 human rights organizations called on the member states of the UN Human Rights Council to extend the mission of Ahmed Shaheed to defend human rights in Iran.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), along with the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council, 34 nongovernmental organization asked the member states to extend the mission of UN special rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran.

In a joint letter signed by representatives of human rights organizations including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, the signatories called on the council to address Iran’s record on human rights as well as the importance of the Special Rapporteur.

The letter emphasized: “The extension of the mandate of the special rapporteur is a powerful message to the Iranian authorities that violations of human rights will be the center of attention of the council and the world unless tangible changes and improvements happen.”

The list of 34 of human rights organizations is as follows:

  1. The Foundation of Abdol Rahman Broumand
  2. Supporters of Human Right
  3. All Human Rights for All in Iran
  4. Amnesty International
  5. Arseh Sevom
  6. Article 19
  7. Association of Human Rights in Kurdistan of Iran-Geneva (KMMK-G)
  8. Baha’i Reference Library
  9. Balochistan Human Rights Group
  10. Center for Supporter of Human Rights
  11. World Alliance for Citizen Participation
  12. Committee to Protect Journalists
  13. Transplantation of Human Rights
  14.  Supporters of Human Rights of East and North Africa Project
  15. All Together Against the Death Penalty
  16. Ahwaz Human Rights Organization
  17. Freedom from torture
  18. Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRANA)
  19. Human Rights Watch
  20. The impact on Iran
  21. International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
  22. International Service for Human Rights
  23. Iran Human Rights Organization
  24. Iran Human Rights Documentation Center
  25. Persian Gay and Lesbian Organization
  26. Kurdistan Human Rights Network
  27. International obvious action
  28. Reprieve of  Sentences
  29. Siamak Pourzand Foundation
  30. Small media
  31. United for Iran
  32. Universal Tolerance Organization
  33. World Coalition Against the Death Penalty

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