The Islamic Human Rights Commission in a letter to the United Nations filed its complaint about the assassination of Lt. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, urging the UN to hold the US accountable for the judicial executions.

Iran PressIran news: The Islamic Human Rights Commission has written to the United Nations demanding that it holds Washington accountable for its extra-judicial execution of Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike in Iraq on 3 January, the letter reads.

IHRC shares the view expressed by Agnes Callamard, the United Nation’s special rapporteur on extra-judicial executions, on Monday 6 January that “messages and bilateral exchanges are not enough.” Callamard urged the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to activate Article 99 of the U.N. charter and “establish an impartial inquiry into the lawfulness of Soleimani’s killing and events leading up to it.”

"Along with many international experts and observers, IHRC believes that assassinating Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani and five others traveling with him was evidently not carried out in accordance with any legally accepted international norms and criteria," it added.

IHRC continues in its: "In recent years, particularly since 2001, we have witnessed the increasing use by the US of drone strikes to extra-judicially assassinate political opponents and justify them with an expedient understanding of the doctrine of pre-emptive self-defense."

"If such a definition was allowed to prevail it would render the law meaningless because it would effectively give the green light to all states to execute political opponents. Put simply, it would lead to the law of the jungle," IHRC reiterated.

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In this regard, also, Benjamin B. Ferencz, a former lawyer, and Nuremberg war crimes prosecutor has said that the United States’ assassination of Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani is a clear violation of national and international law.

“The administration recently announced that, on orders of the president, the United States had “taken out” (which really means “murdered”) an important military leader of a country with which we were not at war. As a Harvard Law School graduate who has written extensively on the subject, I view such immoral acts as a clear violation of national and international law,” Ferencz wrote in a letter to The New York Times.

Iran's top military commander Lt Gen Qasem Soleimani who fought the enemies of Islam on different battlefields for an extended period of time, and was the most effective force in fighting ISIS, Al-Nusrah Front, and Al-Qaeda terrorists, was assassinated by the US on Friday 3 January 2020.

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