Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Human Rights

Iranian minister: West’s stance on children’s rights ‘major disgrace’

Iran’s interior minister has slammed the West for its indifference towards the plight of children in war-weary nations while claiming to be defenders of human rights.

Report: Iranian national on trial in Sweden loses contact with family

Reports say an Iranian national on trial in Sweden for alleged rights violations in Iran in the 1980s has not been in touch with his family for several weeks.

Jailed Iranian citizen in Sweden not allowed to contact family for 3 weeks

Iran’s judiciary says a former Iranian official who has been incarcerated in Sweden since 2019 has not been able to call his family for the past 20 days.

UN special rapporteur: US sanctions have severely affected ordinary Iranians

A UN Special rapporteur says the US’s decades-long sanctions on Iran have massively affected Iranian people’s lives, particularly the low-income citizens of the country.

Iran condemns Israeli assault on Palestinian journalist’s funeral procession

The secretary of the Iranian Judiciary’s Human Rights Headquarters has condemned Israel’s vicious attack on participants in the funeral of slain Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

Gharibabadi denounces Sweden’s ‘hostile approach’

Secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights and the Judiciary chief’s deputy for international affairs says Sweden, in collaboration with Israel, has been implementing a hostile approach towards Iran over the past years.

Gharibabadi: Douhan’s visit approved by highest levels of Iranian establishment

Secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights and the Judiciary chief’s deputy for international affairs says a visit by UN Special Rapporteur Alena Douhan to the country has been approved by the highest decision making bodies of the establishment.

Iranians rally outside the Swedish embassy in Tehran

The families of some of the victims of attacks by the Mojahedin-e-Khalq terrorist group and a group of students have held a protest outside the Swedish embassy in Tehran.

Iran calls on UN to raise awareness of negative impacts of sanctions on civilians

The ambassador and permanent representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations has urged the UN to continue “efforts towards raising awareness” on negative impacts of pressures and sanctions on civilians.

‘UN rapporteur’s Iran visit to help shed light on impact of sanctions on people’

Iran’s top human rights official says an upcoming visit by the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the impact of sanctions on human rights will be an opportunity for the world body to get to know the destructive consequences of such brutal restrictive measures for the Iranian people.

NGO demands end to “show trial” of Iran national in Sweden

An Iranian NGO has in an open letter to the Swedish ambassador to Tehran criticized the government in Stockholm for gross support of the Mojahedin-e-Khalq terrorist group.

Amir Abdollahian calls for immediate release of Iranian national from Sweden prison

Iran’s foreign minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has called for the immediate release of an Iranian national, being tried in Sweden, calling his trial illegal.

Hamid Nouri’s son speak out about his father’s trial in Sweden

The son of retired employee of the Iranian judiciary Hamid Nouri, who is being tried by a Swedish court, says his father has faced a grossly unfair trial.

“Questions, ambiguities rife in Hamid Nouri’s case”

Retired employee of the Iranian judiciary Hamid Nouri is facing life imprisonment after 90 court sessions in Sweden where he was arrested in 2019.

Senior judiciary official: Sweden trial of Iranian citizen “unfair, illegal”

Secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights Kazem Gharibabadi has called Sweden’s trial of ex-Iranian official Hamid Nouri “unlawful and unfair”.

Khatibzadeh rejects US Iran report as baseless, biased and meddlesome

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has rejected the baseless claims about Iran in the annual report of the US Department of State, calling it meddlesome and biased.

Iran writes to Denmark to slam police mistreatment of Iranian woman

Iran’s top human rights official has written a letter of protest to Denmark’s immigration minister over the brutal mistreatment of a female Iranian asylum seeker at the hands of the European country’s immigration police.

Official: 5k Afghans entered Iran per day since Taliban takeover

An Iranian official says almost 5,000 Afghans have been entering Iran on a daily basis, since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan last August.

Official: Iran in talks with Turkey to repatriate prisoners

The Iranian Judiciary’s deputy chief for international affairs says negotiations are underway with Turkish officials for the repatriation of Iranian prisoners in the country.

Iran rejects UN rights resolution as totally unacceptable and illegal

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has dismissed the Human Rights Council resolution on the human rights situation in Iran as totally unacceptable and illegal.

Iran rejects UN rights report as biased

The spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry has rejected the latest report by the United Nations’ special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic.

Iran rights body denounces S Arabia’s mass execution, calls for probe

Iran’s High Council for Human Rights has strongly condemned Saudi Arabia’s recent mass execution and called for a thorough investigation.

Iranian president condemns West’s silence on mass execution in Saudi Arabia

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has condemned the West’s silence toward Saturday’s mass execution in Saudi Arabia.

Advisor to Iran’s leader condemns Saudi executions as “carnage”

Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Iran’s leader has strongly condemned the recent mass execution of people including teens in Saudi Arabia as a crime and blatant carnage.

Iran says Saudi mass executions against basic principles of human rights

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh, in reaction to the mass execution of people in Saudi Arabia, has said the move contravenes the basic principles of human rights and international law, violated humanitarian principles and accepted legal procedures, and was carried out without observing fair judicial proceedings.

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