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Human Rights

Iran rights chief calls on intl. community to adopt policies that defend Muslims

Iran’s top human rights official has urged governments and policymakers across the world to ratify laws that would defend Muslims’ rights and ensure their all-out inclusion within societies.

Iran dismisses UN fact-finding commission as ‘politically charged’

The secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights and deputy head of the Iranian Judiciary has reiterated the country’s stance that it does not recognize the ‘so-called UN fact-finding committee’ formed last year following the riots and deadly protests in Iran.

Iran: UN human rights mechanisms ‘plaything’ for western governments

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani has categorically dismissed a report released by a mission mandated by the United Nations over the 2022 death of the young Iranian woman Mahsa Amini and the unrest and deadly riots over the tragic incident across the country, lamenting that human rights mechanisms of the world body have turned into “a plaything” in the hands of certain western governments.

Iran calls on Muslim nations to boycott Israeli products

Muslim countries should ban products made by the Israeli regime as leverage to put an end to the ongoing carnage against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, and Iranian official says.

Sweden’s top court refuses to hear case of Iranian national Hamid Nouri  

Sweden’s Supreme Court refuses to hear an appeal by Iranian prisoner Hamdi Nouri, thus upholding a life sentence verdict given to him last year by the country’s Appellate Court.

Iran: Germany covering up human rights violations in Palestine

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani has dismissed anti-Tehran remarks by the German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock at a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council as "a futile attempt to cover up" Berlin’s support for "occupation and indifference to flagrant violation of human and humanitarian rights in Palestine".

Iran foreign minister in Geneva for high-level UN meetings as Gaza crisis continues

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian is in Geneva at the head of a diplomatic delegation to take part in the Human Rights Council’s high-level annual meetings as well as the United Nations Disarmament Conference’s High-Level Segment.

Iran refutes UNGA’s human rights resolution

Spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Nasser Kanaani has strongly condemned the adoption of a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly over the human rights situation in Iran, describing the move as a clear example of double standards and instrumental use of human rights by some Western countries to achieve illegitimate political objectives.

Tehran condemns Swedish court ruling against Iranian citizen

Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of Iran Nasser Kanaani has strongly condemned the ruling by a Swedish appeals court that has upheld a life sentence imposed on former Iranian prosecutor Hamid Nouri, stressing the verdict is totally unacceptable.

Swedish appellate court upholds life sentence for ex-Iranian judiciary official

Sweden's Court of Appeal issued its final ruling on this Tuesday, confirming the life sentence for Hamid Nouri, a former Iranian prosecutor.

Iran foreign minister calls for prosecution of Israeli officials over their “crimes in Gaza”

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian called on the international community to hold “Israeli war criminals” to account over the ongoing conflict in the besieged Gaza Strip. At least 14,000 people, mainly women and children, have been killed in the blockaded enclave since early October due to Israel's relentless military campaign.

Iran dismisses Western rights resolution as invalid, illegitimate

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson has slammed some Western countries for introducing and adopting an anti-Iranian human rights resolution in the United Nations General Assembly Third Committee as a “political move”, saying the motion has no validity and legitimacy.

Iranian president’s wife writes to French first lady, asks for help to stop Gaza massacre

The Iranian president’s wife, Jamileh Alamolhoda has written a letter to French First Lady Brigitte Marie-Claude Macron to ask the French president to stop his complicity in the Gaza war and take an immediate measure to stop the bloodshed in the blockaded territory.

Afghan caretaker govt. envoy thanks Iran for hosting refugees

Mulla Abul Ghani Baradar, the Deputy Prime Minister of Afghanistan's caretaker government for economic affairs, appreciated Tehran for sheltering Afghan refugees seeking asylum in the Islamic Republic over the past decades.

Iran rejects reports it plans to house Afghan asylum-seekers expelled from Pakistan

An Iranian official has denied reports that a UN authority had announced Afghan asylum-seekers expelled from Pakistan would be housed in Iran.

Iranian FM urges UN to send relief to Gaza

The Iranian foreign minister, in a phone conversation with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, urged the world body to send humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip without delay.

Iran condemns awarding Nobel Peace Prize to an Iranian as “spiteful, political”

Iran has condemned as biased and political, the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to an Iranian, Tehran says “has been found guilty of frequently violating the law and engaging in criminal acts.”

Iranian minister: Illegal migrants to be extradited

Iran says it will follow a stricter agenda to extradite illegal foreign migrants, a vast majority of them Afghans, to their home countries and will make the arrangements to organize the legal arrivals.

Release of 5 American prisoners showed true face of Iran’s humanitarian motives: President Raisi

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has stated that a decision to release five US prisoners from Iranian jails was a testament to Tehran’s humanitarian motives.

Five Iranians in US custody to be released Monday: Official

Five Iranians held in US prisons for years will be released on Monday and two of them will arrive in Tehran via Qatar's Doha, an Iraniian judiciary official has confirmed.

Iran’s rights official: More prisoner exchange with US soon

Weeks after Iran and the United States carried out a prisoner exchange, a top Iranian human rights official says both sides will soon release more prisoners in a swap deal.

UN hails Iran’s services to Afghan refugees

The United Nations has admired Iran, as the second largest host of refugees in the world, for its health services to Afghan refugees and has promised support for the future efforts.

Iran says has no pre-conditions for prisoner swap with US

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has stated Tehran views the issue of prisoner exchange with Washington as a humanitarian move, stressing that Tehran has no pre-conditions in this regard.

Iran rights chief denounces UN fact-finding mission as politically motivated

Secretary-General of Iran's High Council for Human Rights Kazem Gharibabadi has stressed that establishing an Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Iran is an unreasonable politically motivated act.

Rights chief: Iran will soon launch court process over Gen. Soleimani assassination by US

Iran’s top human rights official says a court process will soon be launched into the case of the assassination of the anti-terror icon Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani by the US military in early 2020.

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