(30 September 2010) The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran urged governments from around the world to blacklist officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran implicated in grave human rights violations, thus recognizing their role as perpetrators in Iran’s grave human rights crisis and making it impossible for them to travel and keep assets abroad.
The Campaign is urging the governments of Canada, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, and members of the European Union in particular, countries in which known Iranian human rights offenders are most likely to hold assets or travel, to institute asset freezes and travel bans against them.
The Campaign welcomed an announcement by the United States government on 29 September 2010, naming eight top Iranian government officials as targets of such financial freezes and travel bans.
“Members of the international community can and should blacklist those Iranian officials responsible for grave human rights violations of their citizens,” said Hadi Ghaemi, the Campaign’s spokesperson.
“To do so sends a loud, clear and constructive message that these crimes will not be tolerated, and that the international community will do all it can to combat the endemic impunity in Iran, ” he added.