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'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’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.
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.
Iran has held a briefing for Tehran-based foreign ambassadors to make them familiar with the human rights achievements in Iran.
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.
A criminal court in Kuwait has sentenced a Kuwaiti journalist and activist to five years in prison for ‘publishing insulting pieces against Saudi Arabia.’
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.
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.
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.