UN Working Group Calls on Iran to Release the Opposition Leaders

www.insideofiran.org - 23 January 2013

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has issued an opinion "request[ing] the Government [of Iran] to release Hossein Mossavi, Mehdi Karoubi, [and] Zahra Rahnavard,” calling their detention "arbitrary (and thus prohibited).” The WGAD also stated that the Iranian government "violated international human rights law [and] also Iranian laws” by holding the opposition leaders without charges or a trial.

The opinion came in response to a submission to the UN Working Group by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran detailing the circumstances of the de facto house arrests of the opposition leaders since February 2011. (continue reading...)