Iranian Islamic Human Rights Commission Response to ANNI Letter
(Sent via email on 13 January 2009)
Dear Emerlynne Gil,
Thank you for your message. I just submitted the Letter to the Legal Unit of the Commission. It is worth mentioning that the Legal Unit of the Commission informed me of the fact that, just after receiving the news, it took immediate action and wrote to the judicial authorities asking for information about the case.
According to the Follow-up Unit of the Commission, The only received report of authorities states there is no judicial case for any of the DHRC’s members, and lack of formal license for establishment and organizational activity has been declared the reason of closure.
As it is commonly clear, there are some political challenges and dissensions between some members of the organization and the government. The Commission hopes that the political challenge could be settled through legal measures and constitutional principles, by respecting human rights norms.
As soon as I received any further reports and any other updates from the legal Unit, I will share.
If I can be of any further assistance, please feel free to write.
Iranian Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC)