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[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]


[Newspaper:] Salam

[Date:] Monday, 5 Esfand 1370 – 20 Sha’ban 1412 [24 February 1992]

[Issue No.:] 221

[Page:] 14


Human rights as a weapon in the hands of the United States

For the information of our dear readers, we publish part of the new, [135-page] report that Reynaldo Galindo Pohl[1] has produced regarding the human rights situation in Iran, and within which he has asked for international monitoring of human rights in Iran.

Reynaldo Galindo Pohl, who visited Iran for the third time between 17 and 23 Azar, has added in his report, which was published in Geneva, that the number of executions in Iran has increased substantially since two years ago, and despite some efforts to carry out reforms in the judicial process in Iran, no visible action has been taken to facilitate such reforms. He has positively evaluated the agreement by Iran to allow the representatives of the Red Cross to visit Iranian prisons, and has expressed hope that this agreement will continue for as long as necessary and be carried out fully and without exception. He has cited the major weaknesses of the human rights situation in Iran, from his point of view, to be overuse of the death penalty, lack of necessary guarantees in the judicial process, persecution against certain groups and tribes who have special religious beliefs—especially the Baha’is—lack of independent organizations, and also the lack of an appropriate environment with clear laws to preserve the freedom of the press, arts, and creative activities. . .






[1] Mr. Reynaldo Galindo Pohl. Reynaldo Galindo Pohl of El Salvador, was appointed special rapporteur of the Commission of Human Rights on Iran in 1986.