HC Deb 22 November 1984 vol 68 c235W
Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations have been made by Her Majesty's Government at the United Nations to press the Iranian Government to end the torture and execution of political prisoners.

Mr. Renton

We have persistently made clear to the Iranian Government our disquiet about violations of human rights in Iran. We co-sponsored the resolution on this question at this year's UN Commission on Human Rights. The resolution, which was adopted on 14 March, urged Iran to respect its obligations as a State party to the international covenant on civil and political rights.