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Parlamento Europeo - 17 settembre 1992
Human rights in Iran


Resolution on human rights in Iran

The European Parliament,

A.concerned at the new and unprecedented wave of official oppression of women in Iran, including arbitrary arrests, flogging, and assaulting in public,

B.noting that Iranian women were already deprived of their most fundamental rights,

C.taking note of the horrific scale of this oppression in which, according to the government-run press, more than 113 000 persons were arrested in the 12 months following August 1991, for 'propagating moral corruption and mal-veiling',

D.taking note of the United Nations Subcommission for Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities resolution of 26 August 1992, which expresses 'grave concern at the rise in the number of summary executions following the recent anti-government demonstrations in cities such as Arak, Mashad and Shiraz, and at the arbitrary arrests of thousands of people during those demonstrations, attributed by the authorities to the Mojahedin' as well as at the clampdown on women;

1.Condemns the flagrant violations of human rights, and especially oppression of women, in Iran;

2.Supports the message by Mrs Maryam Rajavi, Secretary-General of the People's Mojahedin of Iran, urging the public to defend the oppressed women of Iran, and also her request from international bodies and personalities to table this subject and take urgent action;

3.Welcomes the statement of 1 500 parliamentarians from 20 countries, including Member States of the European Community, condemning the violations of human rights in Iran; supports the Iranian people's struggle for peace and democracy and its democratic alternative, the National Council of Resistance;

4.Calls on all Member States to present, on the basis of the UN Subcommission's August 26 resolution, a substantive resolution to the United Nations General Assembly condemning the violations of human rights in Iran, and particularly the suppression of Iranian women;

5.Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the governments of the Member States, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the President of the General Assembly and Mrs Maryam Rajavi, Secretary-General of the Mojahedin.

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