16th September 2023 marks one year since the tragic death of Iranian woman Jina ‘Mahsa’ Amini.
The Greens are pleased to see the Albanese government finally commit to further sanctions on people linked to the Iranian regime.
In solidarity with the Iran diaspora in Australia, the Australian Greens are calling on the Australian Government to go further and list the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code Act 1995.
Additionally, the Australian Greens are calling for the government to support at the United Nations General Assembly the implementation of the recommendations of the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran and the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, regarding making an explicit reference to the need for accountability over the enforced disappearances and arbitrary executions that took place in the 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran.
Lines attributable to Senator Jordon Steele-John, Australian Greens spokesperson for Foreign Affairs:
“Jina ‘Mahsa’ Amini’s death sparked a wave of protests in Iran, and began the Women Life Freedom movement globally. Over the past year people across the globe have been in solidarity with those targeted by the Iranian regime.
“There continues to be unfair trials, egregious executions and continued removal of the rights of women and girls. Australia must maintain pressure on Iranian authorities to free peaceful protestors who are demanding freedom for their country.
“Listing the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organisations would send a strong signal that Australia will not stay silent in the face of human rights abuses and will act to punish perpetrators who are accountable for these heinous crimes.
“The Australia Greens continue their solidarity with the Iranian Diaspora community in Australia and their ongoing fight for freedom. Women, Life, Freedom.”
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