UN General Assembly condemned Human Rights violations in Iran
The UN General Assembly condemned the violations of Human Rights in Iran with 81 votes against 30. The resolution was drafted by Canada in the Human Rights Committee, where it was approved with 84 votes against 30.
Arbitrary arrests, execution of children, torture, and violation of the rights of minorities are among the examples of Human Rights violations in Iran mentioned in the UN General Assembly resolution. The resolution also mentions the persecution and harassment of journalists and restrictions on the media.
The UN General Assembly also urges Iran to respect the rights and freedoms of the religious and ethnic minorities and end its discrimination against women.
Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Armenia, Lebanon, China, and India are among the countries that voted against the resolution to condemn Human Rights violations in Iran.
Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, along with Western and European countries. Israel’s representative had previously stated that there are many other examples of Human Rights violations that have not been addressed in the resolution, such as the violations of the rights of refugees and LGBTs.
UN General Assembly resolutions are symbolic and have no executive guarantee.