Thursday, December 03, 2009

UN resolution on human rights situation in Iran, intruduced by Canada!

A draft on the human rights situation in Iran was also approved by a recorded vote of 74 in favour to 48 against, with 59 abstentions. (For further details of the vote, please see Annex I.)

Action on draft texts
As it moved to take action on the draft resolutions before it, the Committee turned first to a text on the situation of human rights in Iran (document A/C.3/64/L.37), which was introduced by the representative of Canada.
By that text, the Assembly would express its deep concern at serious ongoing and recurring human rights violations in Iran relating to: torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; the rate of executions carried out in the absence of internationally recognized safeguards; stoning as a method of execution, notwithstanding a circular from the head of the judiciary prohibiting stoning; and arrests, violent repression and sentencing of women exercising their right to peaceful assembly, as well as a campaign of intimidation against women’s human rights defenders, and continuing discrimination against women and girls.

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