Dr. Ahmed Shaheed
UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of
Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Re: United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran
Peace and stability in the Middle East, the foundation for the expansion of global reconciliation and harmony, depend on the perseverance and efforts of individuals who refuse to surrender in their struggle for human rights despite the enormity of challenges and suffering.
Notwithstanding the confrontational approach of the theocratic regime in Iran towards your valiant efforts to restore denied human rights, Your Excellency has persistently persevered and carried the heavy responsibility towards fulfilling a difficult and yet sacred mission.
While the theocratic regime is afraid of your visit to Iran, it dismisses the validity of your reports on crimes committed against my compatriots. Your distinguished efforts are well recognized and appreciated by Iranians, who live under oppression with their basic human rights denied.
On behalf of the Iran National Council, I congratulate you on your reappointment as the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran for the sixth consecutive year. I, herewith, present you with this letter of appreciation on behalf of my fellow compatriots and as a token of our gratitude for your ceaseless and noble efforts to build the foundation of human rights in Iran.
President of the Iran National Council