The NCR calls on the current session of the U.N. Human Rights Commission to decisively condemn the flagrant and persistent violation of human rights in Iran.
Mr. Zalzadeh was abducted on February 24, 1997, on his way home from work place, and later murdered, reports from Iran say. The regime buried Mr. Zalzadeh's body without even notifying his family. On frequent occasions in the past, the mullahs have murdered writers and leaders of confessional minorities in similar fashion.
The escalation of repression in Iran and the dramatic rise in number of arrests, executions, and extra-territorial killings of dissidents in recent months reflect the clerical regime's extreme weakness and ineptitude in dealing with the Iranian people's nationwide Resistance. They also render hollow any myth about the medieval dictatorship's moderation or the ability to reform.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Paris
April 1, 1997