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					Mrs Navanethem Pillay
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais des Nations
CH-1211
Geneva 10
Switzerland


Friday, 14 May 2010


Your Excellency
Mrs Navanethem Pillay

    In December 2009, the UN General Assembly advised the Iranian
    government to allow the Special Rapporteurs on human rights to visit Iran
    and called upon the Iranian government to cooperate with them. The
    Iranian authorities recently responded to the advice and declared Tehran
    is ready to host them in near future and promise to cooperate with the
    delegation.
    We, the signatories to this letter, put utmost importance to the situation of
    human rights in Iran, would regard such visit as a matter of urgency. We
    would like to have guarantees by the Iranian government to let the Special
    Rapporteurs on ‘arbitrary detentions’, ‘extrajudicial executions’ and
    ‘torture’ to visit Iran and carry out investigations on those who have been
    sentenced to death on political grounds and executed after the disputed
    presidential elections, those who have received heavy prison terms, those
    who are charged but are not convicted yet, and those who are still in
    custody without any charges and submit their report to appropriate
    authorities.
    The investigations of the Rapporteurs will be fruitful if they have access
    to the prisoners’ dossiers, be able to talk to their lawyers, and be allowed
    to visit prisons and prisoners and the members of their family in private.
    We understand that an imminent visit of the Rapporteurs might prevent
    more tragic life losses.
    We appreciate if the conduct of the Iranian authorities, if any, towards the
    Rapporteurs be shared with the human rights organisations and individual
    activists in Iran and abroad
Best regards

   Shirin Ebadi
    Nobel Peace Laureate 2003
    shirin@shirinebadi.org




   Mehrangiz Kar
    Lawyer, Human Rights Advocate
    mehrangizkar@gmail.com




   Abdol Ali Bazergan
    Religious Researcher, Writer
    abdolalib@yahoo.com




   Masoud Behnoud
    Journalist, Writer, Novelist
    mbehnoud@gmail.com
   Mohsen kadivar
    Senior Cleric, Writer, Professor of Islamic Studies
    kadivar64@gmail.com




   Ata-ollah Mohajerani
    Former Deputy President and Minister of Culture, Writer, Novelist
    mohajerani.ata@gmail.com




   Farrokh Negahdar
    Political Analyst, Left movement activist
    info@negahdar.net




   Hassan Yousefi-Eshkevari
    Cleric, Researcher, Journalist
    eshkevari@gmail.com




Contact phone: 00447932714322

				
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