Dr. Ahmed Shaheed
UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights
In the Islamic Republic of Iran
OHCHR- Palais Wilson
CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Re: United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran
Establishing reconciliation and stability in the Middle East, which forms the basis for the
advancement of global peace, is dependent on the perseverance and efforts of individuals who
despite the enormity of the challenges facing them, relentlessly continue the pursuit of human
Despite the incessant cantankerous attitude of the theocratic regime towards your courageous
efforts, you have persevered and persisted in fulfilling your difficult and yet sacred mission in
addressing the violations of human rights against the people of Iran.
Although the theocratic regime is afraid of your visit to Iran, it continues to minimize or dismiss
the seriousness of your reports which clearly demonstrate the many crimes and violations
committed against human rights in Iran. However, in a free Iran, your many notable efforts will
be well recognized and appreciated by the Iranian people, who currently suffer under the
oppressive policies of the Islamic Republic.
On behalf of the Iran National Council, and in the name of the suffering people of Iran, we
welcome and praise your reappointment, for the sixth consecutive term, as the United Nations
Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran; and present you with this letter of appreciation as a
token of our gratitude for your ceaseless and noble efforts to defend the foundations of universal
human rights in Iran.
President of the Iran National Council