The justice minister said a majority of prisoners and most legal cases in the Iranian courts are related to drug offenses.
The Iranian judiciary chief has rejected reports that women’s rights are trampled in Iran or that mass executions have taken place in the country.
In reaction to a UN human rights resolution against Iran, Afkham condemned any “arbitrary and political use of human rights against independent states.”
The secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council says Iranians put their weight behind President Rouhani’s government regardless of the result of nuclear talks with P5+1.
Iran’s judiciary chief lashed out at the American legal system for exonerating the police officers who kill unarmed citizens.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry slammed the US police’s mistreatment of minorities and the people of color and the implicit support of the country's judicial system for racial segregation and violence against them.
Based on Islamic and national laws, those involved in large-scale transfer and trafficking of drugs are sentenced to death by Iranian courts.
Iran has adopted a bylaw which calls for the release of and free access to public information without inquiring about the intention of applicants.
Ghoncheh Qavami has been freed on bail until the appeals court hands down the final verdict.
The foreign ministry spokeswoman has blasted a resolution by the UN rights committee on rights situation in Iran, saying the UN’s legal mechanisms have turned into a tool in the hands of the West.