Human Rights

US Sanctions on Iran’s Aviation Industry Killing Civilians

The Sunday crash of an Iranian ATR 72 passenger plane in central Iran during a flight from Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj, which claimed the lives of 66 people, has once again brought into the limelight the issue of unilateral US sanctions and their deleterious effect on Iran's transportation sector, especially the country’s civil aviation fleet.
Iran Urges UN to Appoint Rapporteur on US Human Rights Violations

Iran Urges UN to Appoint Rapporteur on US Human Rights Violations

Iran's High Council for Human Rights has accused the US of blatant racism and discriminations, calling on the UN to appoint a special rapporteur on the country’s human rights situation.

Iran Rejects “Baseless” Claims about Environmentalist’s Suicide

Iran’s High Council for Human Rights has categorically dismissed the “hostile and baseless” claims raised by certain foreign media about the death of an Iranian environmentalist who was in prison on charge of espionage.
Kavous Seyyed-Emami

Iranian MPs Looking into Death of Environmentalist in Jail

Several Iranian lawmakers have been probing into the death of environmental activist Kavous Seyyed-Emami, who is said to have committed suicide in Evin Prison according to the Judiciary.

Tehran-Based Foreign Envoys Briefed on Iran’s Human Rights Achievements

Iran has held a briefing for Tehran-based foreign ambassadors to make them familiar with the human rights achievements in Iran.

“Public Discontent, Distrust among Root Causes of Iran Protests”

A report by Iran’s Interior Ministry has revealed that public dissatisfaction and distrust along with plots by foreign enemies have been the root causes of the recent unrest in Iran.

Kuwaiti Journalist Sentenced to 5 Years in Jail for ‘Insulting’ Riyadh

A criminal court in Kuwait has sentenced a Kuwaiti journalist and activist to five years in prison for ‘publishing insulting pieces against Saudi Arabia.’

“Iranian Police Didn’t Have Live Bullets in Recent Riots”

The Iranian police chief says the forces used to quell the recent violence in Iran did not possess any live bullets when controlling the week-long protests that erupted last month over economic hardships.

Special Places to Be Built for Protest Gatherings in Tehran

Tehran’s City Council has passed a plan that urges the municipality to build special places in the capital city for holding protest gatherings by Iranian citizens.
Afghan refugees

UNHCR Envoy Praises Iran’s Contributions to Refugees

Sivanka Dhanapala, the outgoing representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Iran, has lauded the great efforts made by the Islamic Republic to help refugees and immigrants.

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