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Not All Women Have the Eyes of “Afghan Girl”

A female member of Afghanistan’s Parliament has talked about the problems of women, refugees and the presence of foreign troops in her country.

Two Saudi Women Sentenced to 20 Lashes for Using ‘Obscene Words’ on WhatsApp

Two Saudi women were sentenced to 10 days in prison and 20 lashes for using "impermissible expressions" in their WhatsApp conversation.

Cancellation of Outspoken MP’s Speech Sparks Controversy in Iran

The cancellation of an Iranian lawmaker’s planned speech in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad has led to widespread reactions by the government and the Parliament.

Israeli, Saudi-Backed Human Rights Resolutions Ludicrous: Iranian Diplomat

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari deplored double standard approaches to the issue of human rights, describing as absurd moves by the Saudi and Israeli regimes in terms of UN human rights resolutions.

UN Human Rights Bill on Iran Politically Motivated: Foreign Ministry

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has condemned a UN resolution on the state of human rights in Iran as unacceptable and baseless.

Iran Should Not Be Afraid of Letting EU Open Office in Tehran: MP

The outspoken vice-speaker of Iran’s Parliament believes that Tehran should not be worried about allowing the European Union to open an office in Iran, and even should welcome the criticisms of its human rights conditions.

Saudi Arabia Deviated from True Islam, Acting against Islamic Teachings

A spokesperson for Muslim people in Greece believes that the violation of Muslims’ basic rights in Saudi Arabia and other policies adopted by Saudi rulers are adding fuel to global fire of Islamophobia.

Iran, Iraq Cannot Accept West’s Reading of Human Rights: Tehran

Iran’s Judiciary chief says the Islamic Republic and Iraq are capable of introducing their own version of human rights principles, saying the two neighbors will not bow to the Western reading of the concept.

Iranian Justice Minister Calls for Revision of Death Penalty Laws

Iran’s Minister of Justice says the capital punishment has not been effective in the past years in Iran, and its rules and regulations should be revised.

Judiciary Official Opposes EP Resolution on Iran Ties

An Iranian Judiciary human rights official denounced the European Parliament’s recent resolution on the EU strategy toward Iran, stressing that the Judiciary will not permit the establishment of an EU delegation in Tehran, which he slammed as a “den of corruption”.

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