In his latest report, Javid Rahman, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, described the human rights situation in Iran as deteriorating.
Part of this report focuses on the issue of Iran’s presidential election, in which the turnout was 48.8 percent and about 13 percent of the vote was invalid.
The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran has referred to the approval of only 7 people in the presidential election and the disqualification of 583 people and said that among the approved people is Ebrahim Raisi, the winner of the 2021 presidential election of the Islamic Republic. His presidency of the judiciary has reported many cases of human rights abuses, including the execution of children, torture and forced confessions to the arbitrary detention of civil society activists.
The report noted the Islamic Republic’s continued disregard for human rights standards, arbitrary detentions, widespread repression of the November 2019 protests, and the downing of a Ukrainian plane by the Revolutionary Guards, and said that the families of the victims had been threatened.
In his report, Mr. Rehman also referred to the detention of dual nationals and foreign citizens in the Islamic Republic in addition to the “arbitrary” detention of Iranian civil activists , Jamshid Sharmand and Siamak Namazi have expressed concern.
Javid Rahman was appointed Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran by the UN Human Rights Council three years ago. Since then, Mr. Rehman’s term has been renewed annually at the UN Human Rights Council.