Thursday, June 20, 2024

Human Rights

Iran: Hiroshima Bombing Anniv. Reminder of US’ Grave Crimes against Humanity

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says the 76th anniversary of the US nuclear bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima is a reminder of a grave crime against humanity by Washington.

Iran’s Leader Grants Clemency to over 2,800 Prisoners

Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted prison terms of 2,825 convicts sentenced by various Iranian courts.

Turkish Opposition Vows to Send Back Home Syrian Refugees If He Wins Elections

The leader of the Turkish opposition says if his party comes to power after the elections in this country, he will send back the Syrian refugees to their country.

Iran’s Leader Pardons, Commutes Prison Terms of over 5,000 Inmates

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has agreed to pardon thousands of prisoners on the occasion of Judiciary week and the birth anniversary of the eight Shiite Imam, Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (AS).

Iran, UN Discuss Significance of Humanitarian Aid in Conflict Zones

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Mohsen Baharvand has held talks with the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths, who will soon be appointed as UN undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs.

Iran Sympathises with Canada’s Indigenous Community

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has expressed sympathy with Canada's Indigenous community over the newly-discovered "genocide" of Indigenous children, urging the Ottawa government to think of its dark past before claiming to be an advocate of human rights.

Iran, New Zealand Hold First Round of Bilateral Talks on Human Rights

The first round of bilateral human rights talks between Iran and New Zealand was held on Wednesday through video conference.

Iran Summons Portuguese Ambassador over EU Sanctions

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has summoned the Portuguese Ambassador to Tehran to protest at the European Union's move to blacklist a number of Iranian officials and bodies over human rights concerns.

Iran Condemns EU Sanctions, Vows to Consider Reciprocal Move

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has lashed out at the European Union for putting the names of several Iranian officials and institutions on its human rights sanctions list.

Iran Denounces Human Rights Council’s ‘Illegitimate’ Resolution

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has strongly denounced an anti-Iran resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council with the votes of a group of countries.

Israel Has No Right to Comment on Rights Situation in Iran: Diplomat

Iran’s ambassador to Geneva says the Israeli regime is not entitled to make comments about the human rights situation in Iran.

Iran’s Leader Rebukes US for Double Standards on Human Rights

Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the United States claims to be an advocate of human rights while it blatantly supports the Saudi murderers of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was dismembered with a bone saw.

UN Rapporteur Has No Authority to Comment about Ukrainian Plane Crash: Iran

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman says UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial or arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard has no authority to comment about the Ukrainian plane crash in Iran.

Iran Leader Grants Clemency to 3,840 Prisoners on Revolution Anniversary

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of 3,840 Iranian convicts on the occasion of the Islamic Revolution’s 42nd anniversary.

Iran Blacklists Trump, Nine Other US Officials for ‘Acts of Terror’

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says the country has put on its sanctions list a host of senior US officials for their role and involvement in Washington’s acts of terror against Iran and Iranian nationals and violation of their human rights.

Tehran Blasts Canada for Working with US to Block Sales of Medicines to Iran

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has hit out at the Canadian government for contributing to Washington’s efforts to block the transfer of medicines to Iran.

European Parliament’s Resolution Amounts to ‘Obsequity’ to Biden: Iran

A senior Iranian official says the anti-Tehran resolution passed by the European Parliament amounts to “kissing up to” US President-elect Joe Biden.

Iran Deplores Adoption of Human Rights Resolution at UNGA

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh has denounced the adoption of a resolution against Iran by the UN General Assembly.

France Can’t Preach Others on Human Rights after Honouring Egyptian Dictator: Iran

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says France is in no position to preach other countries on their human rights situation after decorating Egyptian “dictator” Abdel Fattah el-Sisi with its highest honour, the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour.

US Blocking Iran’s Purchase of COVID-19 Vaccine: Top Banker

Abdolnasser Hemmati, the Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), says Iran has tried to purchase COVID-19 vaccine from other countries, but the US sanctions have prevented financial transactions for the sale.

Iran Overturns Death Sentences of Three Convicts Involved in 2019 Fuel Protests

Iran’s Supreme Court has accepted a request by three convicts sentenced to death to have their cases heard again in another court.

Iran to File Legal Case with Int’l Bodies over Health Problems Caused by Sanctions

A senior Iranian official says the country will bring a lawsuit with international circles to follow up on the health problems that Iranians have suffered due to sanctions.

Iran Condemns Canada’s Human Rights Resolution

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has dismissed as unacceptable and lacking legal grounds a draft human rights resolution put forward by the Canadian government at the UN as well as Ottawa’s rehashing of groundless allegations based on unreal and fabricated reports.

Iran Rejects UN Special Rapporteur’s Report on Human Rights

Head of the Iranian Judiciary's High Council for Human Rights, Ali Baqeri Kani, has criticized the UN's latest report on Iran's human rights situation, saying that the rapporteur’s report is based on terrorists’ allegations.

Iran Blasts US’ ‘Terroristic’ Attempt to Block Sales of Food, Medicine

The Iranian president has dismissed as “terroristic, cruel and inhumane” the United States’ efforts to impede financial transactions by and with Iran to provide food and medicines.

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