In a report translated by IFP, Hamshahri newspaper has compared the amount of compensation Americans are set to receive for their marines killed in the 1983 Beirut bombing with what they have paid for killing Yemeni or Afghan citizens in drone strikes.
Javad Larijani: Enforcing sanctions for Human Rights is a shameful and dishonourable claim.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari censured the recent re-appointment of Ahmed Shaheed as the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran, saying the decision has no legal basis.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman reacts to Human Rights Report by Ahmad Shaheed
Secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights says the country is the region’s leading democracy, and its human rights record has been wrongfully subjected to unnecessary scrutiny.
Fifty Arab human rights organizations drew attention to Saudi Arabia’s onslaught against civilians in Yemen, calling for efforts to have the Arab country stripped of its membership in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
Not only have the Western countries turned a blind eye to the deadly Saudi aggression against Yemen but also defended the bloody campaign, Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani said.
Afkham said Iran has always stressed that it considers the detention of its citizens for “breaching sanctions” illegal and in violation of international laws.
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution has pardoned or reduced the prison sentences of as many as 630 convicts marking two Muslim feasts.
Iran's top MP has said that human rights should turn into a public demand so that governments would be forced to take major steps in safeguarding human rights.
Without denying the report, WikiLeaks simply asked the source that published the news to show which cable its claim is based on.
I hope what is related to human rights is deemed as important globally and in the future there are no instances of injustice in the world, Ayatollah Rafsanjani said.
Larijani said the perpetrators of aggression and use of force should be held accountable before the International Criminal Court.
Zarif called on the world to carry out its “legal and moral responsibility” toward the victims and their families and facilitate the punishment of the perpetrators of such inhumane acts.
Tehran has slammed US allegations of civil rights violations in Iran, saying the charges come as the US sees the highest number of human rights violations against people of color and widespread protests against such abuses.
Images of the remains of several Iranian divers killed by Saddam's Iraq during the imposed war in the 1980s.
Michelle Alexander, a US lawyer, has blamed a long history of white supremacy for discrimination against the black people in America.