Human Rights in Iran
Posted on 2:02am Thursday 10th Dec 2009
The Iranian government’s investigations into allegations of torture, rape and unlawful killings in the country “seemed to have been more concerned with covering up abuses than getting at the truth”, Amnesty International said today.
Amnesty said that the Islamic Republic’s human rights record since the country’s disputed elections in June had proven to be as bad as at any time over the past two decades.
Citing a “climate of impunity” in which Iran’s hardline Basij militia and the Revolutionary Guards suppressed anti-government demonstrations, Amnesty said that the government had “resorted to exceptionally high levels of violence and arbitrary measures to stifle protest and dissent”.
Members of militias and officials who have committed violations must also be promptly held to account and on no account should anyone be executed.