§ 23. Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the human rights situation in Iran.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
We remain very concerned about the human rights situation in Iran. The reports of the United Nations special representative, Mr. Galindo Pohl, following his visits to Iran in 1990, contain ample evidence to justify these concerns. A further report, following his visit last December, is due to be presented to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva. We shall study this report carefully together with the response made by the Iranian Government to the allegations contained in Mr. Pohl's earlier reports before deciding on further action.