Friday, June 17, 2011

U.N. rights investigator on Iran named ! What Ahmad Shaheed must know inorder not to be deceived or not to become victime of this corrupt regime.

This regime is so corrupt and are well aware of how to buy foreign or international delegates or envoys. This regime has been busy recently transfering the political prisoners from one location to another.IRAN WATCH CANADA is very concerned about this issue and willing to cooperate together with all other human rights advocate who monitor the human rights violation situation inside Iran.We ,the Iranian human rights group /individuals have also responsibilities not to fail and bring precise report and provide latest information to his excelency hounorable UN envoy Ahmad Shaheed.This for now.

By Stephanie Nebehay Reuters – 6 hours ago

GENEVA (Reuters) - A former foreign minister of the Maldives, Ahmed Shaheed, was named United Nations human rights investigator on Iran Friday, the first in nearly a decade.
The U.N. Human Rights Council established the independent post of special rapporteur on human rights in Iran on March 24, a move spearheaded by Washington that will subject Tehran's record to scrutiny.
The 47-member forum has voiced concern at Iran's crackdown on opposition figures and increased use of the death penalty and called on the Islamic Republic to cooperate with its new envoy.
Shaheed's appointment was announced by the council's spokesman Cedric Sapey at the end of a three-week session.
The United States and European Union voiced concerns this week at human rights violations in Iran. The EU cited reports of torture, arbitrary detention and unfair trials.
U.S. human rights ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, in a speech, condemned the killing of Iranian activist Haleh Sahabi at the funeral of her prominent dissident father on June 1.
"Eyewitness accounts make it clear that she died as a result of reprehensible actions by Iranian security forces," Donahoe said of the activist who was on release from prison herself when she died, having been arrested during the unrest after Iran's 2009 presidential election.
The semi-official Mehr news agency reported sporadic clashes at the funeral but said the 54-year-old died of a pre-existing heart condition and not because of rough handling.
U.N. officials say Iran has not allowed U.N. human rights experts to visit since 2005, when hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was elected president.
Even if the new rapporteur is not allowed into Iran, he would still be expected to contact the government frequently about allegations and produce an annual report incorporating testimony from activists and alleged victims of abuse.
Shaheed resigned from his post as Maldives foreign minister in August 2007, accusing conservative elements in the government of stalling on democratising reforms.
The now defunct U.N. Human Rights Commission had special rapporteurs on Iran from 1984 to 2002.(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Alistair Lyon)

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  • Professor Shaheed wins World Support

    Professor Ahmed shaheed winning the position as Un's special envoy is a mega insult to the opposition since they did not allow him to remain as foriegn minister.

    Prof. Shaheed is a person advocated for human rights issues during Former President Dictator Gayoom's regime even.. He deserves it. Congratualations Prof. Shaheed

    Abdullatheef Adam

    By Blogger world press freedomday 2007, At 3:36 AM  

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