Iran slams human rights report as baseless


The Secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights Mohammad Javad Larijani has blasted a report by a UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights situation in Iran.

“Ahmed Shaheed’s reports are collection of baseless accusations, which have been gathered from a group of terrorism-related references,” IRIB quoted Larijani as saying on Wednesday.

He added that Shaheed is a media puppet and his cohorts are terrorists who pose as human rights activists, hence Iran does not accept his appointment and pays no attention to his reports.

He also noted that Iran is the most democratic nation in West Asia and only pays heed to the UN Universal Periodic Reviews.

In his recent report, Shaheed accused Iran of human rights violations and censured the execution of drug traffickers.

Under pressure from the US and its allies, the UN Human Rights Council named the former Maldivian foreign minister as its human rights investigator for Iran in June 2011.

Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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