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Number of Beheadings in Saudi Arabia Rises by 70%

Amid mounting criticism of Saudi Arabia over its human rights record, a new report by a nonprofit organization shows that the number of beheadings in the kingdom during the first quarter of 2018 rose by over 70 percent compared to the same period last year.

“European Council’s Iran Sanctions against Int’l Regulations”

An Iranian lawmaker says the renewal of the European Council’s sanctions against Iran is not in accordance with international laws.

Iran Condemns UNHCR Extension of Special Rapporteur’s Mandate

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has censured the adoption of an anti-Iran rights resolution at the meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva extending the mandate of the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran for another year.

Western Media Hiding Truth about Iran Human Rights Situation

The Western media never let the truth of the human rights situation in Iran be known, says the head of Iran's High Council for Human Rights.

Iran Slams West’s Monopoly on Human Rights Bodies

A senior Iranian official has called for amending the definition of human rights and the workings of rights institutions, lamenting that Western states have created a monopoly in the global rights bodies.

Iran Rejects UN Chief’s “Biased, Worthless” Human Rights Report

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has strongly dismissed as “invalid and worthless” the latest report by the UN secretary general on human rights situation in Iran.

“Saudi Blockade Has Pushed Yemenis to Brink of Famine”

Iran’s Justice Minister Alireza Avaei says the blockade imposed on Yemen by Saudi Arabia has pushed about 17 million civilians to the brink of a devastating famine.
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.

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.

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