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Human Rights

Iran condemns EU, UK bans on real and legal persons, vows own sanctions

Iran has strongly condemned a move by the European Union and Britain to impose sanctions on some Iranian real and legal persons, saying Tehran will soon announce its own bans against the Europeans.

UNHCR official: Iran providing Afghan refugees with all facilities

An official with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) praises Iran for warmly hosting Afghan refugees in the country and providing them, particularly their children, with all facilities, including education.

Jailed Iranian in Sweden: New trial process ‘unfair,’ problems remain unresolved

Hamid Nouri, a former Iranian judiciary official who has been illegally detained in Sweden, blasts a new trial procedure opened against him in the European country, saying he will not join the “unfair” process as long as his problems remain unresolved.

Iran military chief: We’ll responsibly pursue rights of families of downed Ukraine jet’s victims

The Iranian military chief pledges that the Armed Forces will continue to “act responsibly” in addressing the rights of the families of those killed in the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane amid military tensions with the US in early 2020.

Iranian judiciary official demands probe into sex abuse allegations in prison 

The secretary of Iran’s human rights council has sent a letter to the country’s general prosecutor, calling for an investigation into allegations of rape and sexual assaults against some people detained during the recent unrest.

Son of jailed Iranian in Sweden prison says his father denied family visits

The son of Hamid Nouri, an Iranian national who has been held in jail and sentenced to life in prison in Sweden, says the Stockholm government’s mistreatment of his father and lack of cooperation with family visits are a “concrete example” of torture.

Son of Iranian national detained in Sweden says all contact cut with his father

The son of Hamid Nouri, an Iranian national who has been held in jail and sentenced to life in prison in Sweden for alleged rights violations in Iran, says Stockholm has cut all contact between his father and his family.

Iran rights body rejects anti-women accusations

The High Council for Human Rights of the Islamic Republic of Iran has issued a statement in reaction to a “meddlesome communique” by foreign ministers of the US and its allies, condemning “unfounded allegations” against Tehran on the rights of Iranian women.

Iran’s future on UN women’s rights body to be decided within days: Diplomats

A US push for Iran to be removed from a UN women's body will be voted on Dec. 14, diplomats say. Tehran says Western countries lack the competence to decide about the issues pertaining to human rights in Iran.

Iran says not to cooperate with UN rights committee, summons German envoy

The spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry says Tehran, “will in no way cooperate with the UN fact-finding mission” over the recent protests and deadly riots in the country.

Expert warns of consequences due to UNHRC’s resolution against Iran

Reza Nasri, an expert on international affairs, says the recent anti-Iran resolution passed by the UN Human Rights Council has damaged Iran's reputation, warning about inaction on the part of the Islamic Republic.

Iran rejects Britain’s claim over drones, nuclear program

Iran has rejected as baseless a claim by the British foreign secretary regarding Iran’s provision of drone to Russia for use in the Ukraine war.

Foreign minister says Iran not to allow foreign meddling in its domestic affairs

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has stressed that Tehran is fully committed to the issue of human rights, but will not allow any foreign interference in its internal affairs.

Iran slams UN rights body resolution, rejects “fact-finding mission”

The Iranian foreign ministry has condemned a resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council, saying the formation of any new mechanism to probe into the recent unrest and deadly riots in the country is unnecessary.

Head of Iranian rights council slams German FM’s anti-Iran statement as “deceptive”

The deputy chief of Iran’s Judiciary, Kazem Gharibabadi, has hit back at Germany after its foreign minister criticized Tehran over its handling of the protests in parts of the Islamic Republic. In a tweet thread, Ghariabadi described the statement of Germany’s foreign minister before the UN Human Rights Council as “deceptive”.

Iran’s rights chief slams intl. rights organizations for silence on Shiraz terror attack

Iran’s human rights chief has criticized international human rights organizations for remaining tight-lipped in the face of the bloody terrorist attack that targeted a holy Shia shrine in the Iranian city of Shiraz.

Iran says US support for Israel biggest example of human rights breach

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Naser Kanaani has condemned Israeli raids on the Palestinian city of Nablus in the West Bank. The diplomat noted that the unconditional support of the US and the West for the Zionist regime is the biggest example of the violation of human rights.

Iran’s prosecutor-general writes to Sweden on violations of jailed citizen’s rights

Iran’s Prosecutor-General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri writes to his Swedish counterpart to complain over violations of the rights of former Iranian official Hamid Nouri, who had been illegally jailed in the Scandinavian country since 2018.

Rights chief: Iran to file legal case against US for ‘direct role’ in riots

Iran’s human rights chief has announced a bid to launch a legal case against the US at a Tehran court over the country’s “direct involvement” in the recent unrest and violent riots that caused damage and deaths across the Islamic Republic.

UK-based Iranian diplomat: Germany should be embarrassed of hypocritical behavior

Iran's chargé d'affaires to the UK has come down hard on the German envoy in London for pushing for punitive measures against Iran in response to the Islamic Republic’s alleged assistance in favor of Russia in the conflict in Ukraine.

Iran’s Gharibabadi censures EU’s “double standard” on human rights

Iran’s top human rights official has slammed the European Union’s "double standard" following the EU's recent sanctions on Tehran over quote rights violation.

Tehran slams France for double standards on riots and unrest in Iran

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has criticized France for comments by its officials and double standards on the recent riots and unrest in the country.

Judiciary official: Iranian citizens in US custody not in good condition

Two Iranian nationals, who are under arrest in the United States, have been experiencing unfavorable conditions for one year, Secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights Kazem Gharibabadi says.

Iran warns against meddlesome behavior of West over Mahsa Amini

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani condemned the meddlesome position of foreign countries on the tragic death of the young Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini.

Iranian FM to US: Don’t shed crocodile tears and end economic terrorism against Iran 

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has hit back at his US counterpart and other officials for their criticism of Iran over the death of 22-year-old Iranian girl Mahsa Amini.

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