Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Human Rights

Iran files complaint against Canada at UN court for breaching state immunity

Iran has launched legal proceedings at the United Nation’s top court against Canada for breaching Tehran’s state immunity by designating the country a sponsor of terrorism under “false and wrongful” allegations.

Iran’s envoy rejects ‘biased and unfair’ UN human rights report

Iran’s permanent representative to the UN office and other international organizations in Geneva Ali Bahraini has slammed as “biased” and "unfair" a report by the world body on the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic.

Recently-freed Danish inmate says treated well in Iran

A Danish citizen, recently released by Tehran in a prisoner swap, has stated that he was treated "like a guest" throughout his imprisonment in Iran.

Belgium thanks Iran for release of European nationals

The Belgian foreign minister has thanked Iran for helping to resolve the issue of European prisoners in Iranian jails.

Iran confirms release of European national from jail

Iran’s top human rights official has confirmed the release of two Iranian-Austrian nationals and a Danish citizen, who were serving prison terms in Iran for security-related crimes, on “humanitarian grounds.”

Imprisoned Iranian breaks all-time record of solitary confinement in Sweden: Report

Hamid Nouri, a former Iranian judiciary official serving a life sentence in a Swedish jail, has broken the all-time record of solitary confinement in the history of the Nordic country, according to a report.

Official: Iran destination for some 63% of Afghan refugees

The Iranian deputy justice minister says the Islamic Republic is the top destination of around 63 percent of Afghan refugees fleeing a host of crises in their homeland.

Iran’s rights chief: All terror grouplets enjoy safe haven in Sweden

Iran’s top human rights official slams Sweden for "turning into a safe haven for anti-Iran terrorists, saying all terror grouplets possess a base in the Scandinavian country."

Iran judiciary issues guilty plea for Trump, other US officials over General Soleimani’s assassination

Tehran’s prosecutor general has issued a guilty plea for over 70 people including former US president Donald Trump, secretary of state Mike Pompeo and general Frank Mckenzie in connection with the assassination of Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani in 2020.

Iranian president orders creation of committee to probe 2022 unrest

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has tasked a committee with looking into the dimensions of last year’s unrest and deadly riots.

Iran rejects German officials statements over death sentence for “terrorist leader”

Spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Nasser Kanaani has rejected the "interventionist positions" repeatedly adopted by some German authorities following the confirmation of the death sentence against an Iranian-German national for terror charges.

Iran court orders 9 US entities, ex-officials to pay compensation over 2017 Daesh terror attacks in Tehran

A court in Tehran has ordered nine American institutes and nationals, including two ex-presidents, to pay a compensation of nearly $313 million to the families of two Daesh terror attacks in Iran given “Washington’s role in the creation of the Takfiri outfit.”

Deputy UN chief says talks with Iran FM on humanitarian issues ‘constructive’

UN Under-Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths says he has held “constructive talks” with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian on a range of topics, including the anti-Iran sanctions and the crisis in Afghanistan.

UK, EU announce fresh sanctions on Iranian officials over “rights abuse”

The UK government and the European Union on Monday imposed new sanctions on several Iranian officials and a telecom firm for alleged human rights violations. Tehran and several Western states have been engaged in a diplomatic row over their stance on the recent unrest in Iran.

Iran slams head of UN rights body over “biased and selective approaches”

The Iranian Judiciary’s deputy for international affairs has criticized the UN special rapporteur for adopting selective and political approaches to the issue of human rights.

Think tank says US sanctions harming Iranian civilians

US Sanctions imposed on Iran and other states have not only failed to achieve its foreign policy goals but have also caused significant harm to civilians, according to an American think tank.

Iran’s Leader: US, Europe in no position to talk about human rights

Iran’s leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei highlighted the Western states’ crimes in the past and in the contemporary era, saying the US and the European countries are in no position to comment on the human rights issue.

Iran rejects UN rights resolution, raps mandate of special rapporteur

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani has rejected as politically-motivated a human rights resolution against the Islamic Republic, adopted at the 52nd meeting of the UN Human Rights Council.

Iran’s rights chief urges official to swiftly identify elements behind serial poisoning in schools

Iran’s human rights chief calls on the country’s security and judicial authorities to swiftly identify those behind the mysterious serial poisoning of students at schools in a number of Iranian cities.

Iran’s Quds Force commander visits Latakia, Syria

The commander of Iran’s Quds Force has visited Syria’s Latakia Province to assess the needs of people there after the recent massive earthquakes that rocked the region.

6th shipment of Iranian relief aid arrives in quake-hit Syria

Iran sends a sixth consignment of humanitarian aid to quake-hit regions of Syria, which remains cut off from international assistance due to draconian Western economic sanctions.

Lawyers for Hamid Nouri put up a defense of him at Swedish jail 

Swedish lawyers for Iranian national Hamid Nouri who is on trial in the European country have put up a defense of their client which is important from a historical and legal perspective.

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.

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