Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Human Rights

Official Calls Appointment of UN Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran “Unjustified”

Iran’s top human rights official rejected the appointment of UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, saying that Tehran regards the move as “unjustified”.

Iran to Extradite 251 Afghan Convicts in Coming Weeks: Deputy FM

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Expatriates' Affairs Hassan Qashqavi announced that 251 Afghan prisoners will be extradited from Iran in coming weeks.

Child Labour in Iranian Capital

The Young Journalists’ Club (YJC) has released photos of innocent children selling flowers near the Behesht-e Zahra cemetery in southern Tehran, capital of Iran.    

Foreign Ministry to Allocate Budget to Release of Iranian Prisoners Abroad

Hassan Qashqavi, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister, highlighted the considerable increase in the country’s services given to the Iranians living abroad including those incarcerated.

Australia Urged to Settle Iranian Immigrants’ Woes

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on Australia’s incoming ambassador to ramp up efforts to resolve the problems that Iranian immigrants are facing in the Oceanian country.

Best Decision Is to Resume House Arrest of Iranian Opposition Leaders

Mohammad-Reza Bahonar, a senior conservative who has been a member of Iran’s Parliament for 28 years, believes that it is in the best interests of Iranian opposition leaders Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mahdi Karroubi to remain under house arrest.

Ayatollah Khamenei Grants Clemency to Iranian Convicts

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei pardoned or commuted the sentences of more than 700 eligible Iranian convicts.

Iran’s Larijani Regrets UN Official’s Statement on Execution of Terrorists

An Iranian judiciary official in a letter regretted UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein’s criticism of Iran’s recent execution of a number of terrorist elements.

Islamic Human Rights Award 2016 Jointly Goes to Bahrain’s Cleric, IHRC Co-Founder

Bahrain’s top Shiite cleric Sheikh Issa Qassim and the co-founder of the London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), Arzu Merali, were jointly granted the International Islamic Human Rights Award 2016 on Wednesday.

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Proposes Debates with Europe on Human Rights

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani proposed that the Islamic Republic and Europe can begin discussions about human rights, provided that Iran would also have the chance to question the shortcomings of Europeans regarding human rights.

Iran to Release Report on Human Rights Conditions in UK

Following the recent report released by the UK on Human Rights conditions in Iran, an Iranian human rights official announced that Iran has kicked off the preparation of a full, detailed report on appalling records of human rights violation in Britain.

Iranian Rights Group Decries Massacre of Syrian Civilians in French Airstrike

Iran’s Human Rights Council condemned the mass killing of civilian villagers in the Syrian province of Aleppo in a recent aerial attack by French warplanes, urging international reaction to such illegal measures that run counter to world peace and security.

Photo Exhibition in Tehran Marks Nelson Mandela’s Birthday

A photo exhibition was held on Monday, July 18, in Negarestan Garden in Tehran to mark the birthday anniversary of Nelson Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist.

21st Anniversary of a Crime in Heart of Europe

People in Bosnia marked the 21st anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, during which 8,000 Muslim Bosnians in were massacred during the Bosnian War in July 1995.

Iranian Commander Bashes US on Terrible Human Rights Record

A ranking Iranian military commander slammed the US government as the biggest violator of human rights, saying Washington’s despicable model of human rights is seen as ”symbol of modern ignorance”.

What Makes US Shoot-Down of Iran Air Flight 655 Even More Painful

On the 28th anniversary of the downing of Iran’s commercial airliner by a US Navy guided-missile cruiser, an Iranian man who was 7 when he lost his father in the incident talks about how painful it was to see the US ship’s captain receiving a medal for what he had done.

Iran’s Leader slams UN over Saudis’ child killing in Yemen

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has condemned the United Nations for turning a blind eye to Saudi Arabia’s atrocities in Yemen.

Legal Chief: US Human Rights Claims Weakened by Bahrain and Yemen Actions

Washington's support for the suppression of the Bahraini nation and war on Yemen revealed its lies about advocacy of human rights, Iran's Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani claimed on Tuesday June 28.

“US Human Rights Conditions in 2015” Published in Iran

To mark the “Day of Revealing American Human Rights” in Iran, the Iranian Judiciary’s Human Rights Council released a book on the human rights conditions of the US within the past year, an official announced.

Zarif: Chemical Weapons Tragedies Still Occurring in Region

Coinciding with the 29th anniversary of the chemical bombardment of Sardasht, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif released a statement on Monday June 27 expressing deep sympathy with the victims’ families and urging the international community to prevent the repetition of such catastrophic events.

The Huge Cost of Refugees in Iran

Deputy Interior Minister for Security and Law Enforcement Hossein Zolfaghari said 753,000 people who illegally entered the country were returned to their homes last year, adding that this imposes a huge cost on Iran.

Minister Complains of Poor HR Aid Given to Iran for Afghan Refugees

Iran’s Health Minister complained of the poor performance of international human rights organizations in offering assistance to Iran in providing free healthcare services to Afghan refugees.

Iranian and Swiss Diplomats Hold Talks in Bern

Diplomats from Iran and Switzerland attended a new round of bilateral political talks as part of a road map to the promotion of Tehran-Bern relations.

UN under Fire for Removing Saudi-Led Coalition from Blacklist

The United Nations was forced to defend its decision to remove the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen from a blacklist of children’s rights violators after rights groups expressed their dismay.

Rouhani: All Iranians Equal in Civil Rights

President Hassan Rouhani said that all Iranians, including Shia and Sunni Muslims, have equal civil rights in the country.

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