Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei pardoned or commuted the sentences of more than 700 eligible Iranian convicts.
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.
Iran’s Judiciary Spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei confirmed on Sunday, August 7, that the Iranian nuclear academic Shahram Amiri has been executed after being convicted of espionage for the US.
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 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.
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.
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.
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said the recent arrest of a former top banker by the IRGC intelligence forces is related to a major economic scandal, adding that a number of politicians are also involved in the case.
Iranian police in the southern province of Hormozgan have seized the biggest-ever cargo of contraband in four decades, with more than 200 containers of smuggled goods confiscated, a commander said.
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.