Amnesty International issued a report stating that, Hassan Rohani has failed to address the Iranian regime’s questionable human rights records.
In light of the recent nuclear agreement, the human rights organization also expressed in its report its concern that human rights issues in Iran have been overshadowed by nuclear talks. Amnesty International urges the international community to address these issues and has called attention to abuse and poor conditions endured by political prisoners in Iran.
Academic freedoms in Iran are also being restricted, with discriminatory policies barring the access of women and religious minorities to higher education, Amnesty reported.
The report states:
“The organization urges the Iranian authorities to go beyond the rhetoric and to take urgent and concrete measures to address the country’s deplorable human rights situation.
For years, Iran’s human rights situation has been overshadowed, both internationally and at home, by discussions about the country’s nuclear programme. Now that an agreement has been reached, there must not be any more delays in addressing Iran’s dire human rights situation.
Iran’s prisons remain full of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, many of whom suffer from lack of adequate medical care.
Human rights violations are rife in Iran. Torture and other-ill treatment, particularly during pre-trial detention are common and are committed with impunity.
Scores of prisoners of conscience including, journalists, human rights defenders, trade unionists, and students continue to receive grossly unfair trials based on vaguely worded national security charges.
Women and members of ethnic and religious minorities continue to face widespread discrimination in law and practice.
Despite its 2002 standing invitation, Iran has ignored repeated requests from UN human rights experts to visit the country and has not allowed in the country any such mechanism since 2005.”