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Bahraini human rights advocate, Ebtisam Al-Saegh, who was arrested on July 3 after security forces attacked her house, has gone on hunger strike since Friday night.
A political commentator has weighed in on the US double standards in reaction to two similar tragic incidents: the USSR’s shoot-down of a Korean airliner, and the US downing of an Iranian passenger plane.
Iran’s foreign minister says unlike the hypocritical and double-standard policies of the US and other so-called advocates of human rights, the Islamic Republic of Iran vehemently condemns any use or threat to use weapons of mass destruction including chemical weapons.
An Iranian official says an online system has been launched to provide Iranian citizens with free access to the information of public and private organizations and institutes.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has dismissed as politically-motivated the European Union’s extension of sanctions against the Islamic Republic over human rights, saying the bloc has turned a blind eye to the realities of civil rights in Iran.
Iran has condemned as “selective and spiteful” the UN Human Rights Council's resolution to renew the mandate of the UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic, saying it was a politically-motivated move by a few countries abusing UN mechanisms.
The previous year was the worst year for Syria’s children in terms of violence in the war-ravaged country, the UN's children's agency said Monday as the conflict nears its seventh year.
An Iranian lawmaker condemned a recent report by the UN special rapporteur on human rights conditions in Iran, and described it as a way to blackmail the Islamic Republic.