HL Deb 16 November 1982 vol 436 c518WA
Lord Jenkins of Putney

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many executions have taken place in Iran under the present régime and whether they are aware that there is evidence of the systematic use of torture and what support they are giving to the United Nations Human Rights Commission in the matter.

Lord Belstead

We have no detailed information on the number of executions or the use of torture in Iran, though we have received many disquieting reports. We have repeatedly expressed our deep concern at the reports on human rights violations in Iran, and co-sponsored a draft resolution which was adopted at the recent session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, asking the United Nations Secretary-General to prepare a report on the human rights situation in Iran. The resolution also urged the Iranian Government to respect the human rights of all its citizens.