Iran – Arrest of Mr. Mohammad Ali Dadkhah (October 3, 2012)

France deplores the arrest of Mr. Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a member of the Defenders of Human Rights Center founded by Shirin Ebadi, and co-recipient of the French Republic’s Human Rights prize in 2003.

We condemn the policy of systematic repression targeted against human rights defenders in Iran. We call on the Iranian authorities to uphold the international commitments to which they freely subscribed, in particular the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which guarantees the freedom of expression.