Human rights


  • rouhani 2018-10-24 16:56

    Khashoggi case a big test for self-proclaimed human rights defenders, Iranian president says

    Rouhani: Killing of Khashoggi by al-Saud family unthinkable without U.S. green light

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a big test for the whole world, especially for self-proclaimed defenders of human rights in the U.S. and Europe.

  • ریچارد مورفی 2018-10-21 11:41

    By Javad Heirannia

    Khashoggi's fate introduced debate about human rights values in U.S.-Saudi relations: Murphy

    TEHRAN - Richard W. Murphy, the former U.S. ambassador to Syria and Saudi Arabia, says the basic commitment of the United States to Saudi Arabia as assuring its defense against external aggression in exchange for its working to maintain stability in the global oil market.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2018-10-17 10:15

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    Wait and contemplate for a second

    TEHRAN – Like it or not, the story of liberal democracy in the West has often been unjust and inhumane. You haven’t made a mistake if you call it “no human rights.”

  • Nikki Haley lashes out at EU's Mogherini over Iran deal 2018-10-13 14:55

    In parting shot, Nikki Haley shuns human rights groups at UN

    During her nearly two-year stint as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley sought to cultivate a reputation as a human rights champion, speaking out forcefully about atrocities from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Myanmar to South Sudan.

  • Rohingya 2018-10-07 08:28

    India’s decision to deport Rohingya men slammed by rights groups

    TEHRAN - Indian government’s controversial decision to deport seven Rohingya men, backed by the country’s apex court, has drawn sharp and widespread criticism from rights groups and activists.

  • Hans Ucko 2018-09-17 11:14

    Hans Ucko: Silence replaces the right to peace in the contemporary world

    TEHRAN - The Islamic World Peace Forum (IWPF) take a Virtual Roundtable about 21 September 2018 International Day of Peace by scholar Dr. Hans Ucko.

  • Idriss Jazairy 2018-09-16 01:30

    UN rapporteur: Unilateral sanctions infringe human rights

    TEHRAN – The UN’s special rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights has strongly criticized unilateral sanctions, saying they lead to “human rights infringements”.

  • Saudi Arabia 2018-09-12 10:33

    By Noha Aboueldahab

    How can defend Human Rights while selling arms to Saudi Arabia?

    YEMEN - Arms deals are not merely a financial transaction. They are a powerful expression of political support and partnership between two governments. When Stephen Harper signed the $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia in 2014 – the largest contract in Canada’s history – he attempted to justify the controversial deal by pointing to Saudi Arabia as a partner in the fight against Islamic State. He also argued that cancelling the contract would unjustly punish the 3,000 Canadian workers who manufacture the weapons in London, Ont.

  • Qatar, Kuwait speak out against Trump’s action 2018-08-18 10:43

    By Eisa Kameli

    A recipe for disaster or a path towards World Peace?

    New York - On May 8, 2018, President Trump officially announced his decision to exit the “Iran Deal” known as the JCPOA – Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – that was struck between Iran and P5+1 in 2015. The U.S. President’s view of this deal, considered from his very initial comments as a presidential candidate, served as a great indicator of the new U.S. administration’s broader change of course with regards to the conduct of diplomacy that would be sought under his leadership; a so- called direction that needs to be dealt with in a precise way.

  • “White Helmets”, under pretext of human rights support terrorism, Zionism 2018-08-08 11:53

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    “White Helmets”, under pretext of human rights support terrorism, Zionism

    TEHRAN - A few days ago, the Zionist regime officially announced that 800 members of the White Helmets and their families were transferred from areas under the control of the Syrian opposition to the occupied territories.

  • In a ceremony held on Sunday to mark the Islamic Human Rights and Human Dignity Day, human rights activists from Norway, Palestine and Bangladesh were given awards. 2018-08-05 21:04

    Iran slams Western use of human rights as tool

    TEHRAN - Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani said on Sunday that the West has an “inhumane” approach toward the issue of human rights, saying the West is using the issue as a tool.

  • asefi 2018-08-05 09:39

    ‘Human rights is not a Western issue’

    Human rights has become a tool to exert pressure on independent Muslim states: ex-diplomat

    TEHRAN - Hamid Reza Asefi, a former Iranian diplomat, said on Saturday that the issue of the human rights has become a tool to exert pressure against “independent” Islamic countries.

  • abbasi 2018-07-28 21:24

    U.S. sanctions clear violation of human rights: Iran

    TEHRAN – Mahmoud Abbassi, the justice minister’s deputy for human rights and foreign affairs, said on Saturday that the U.S. sanctions are a clear violation of human rights and called for formation of a committee to study the repercussion of sanctions on ordinary people.

  • Health chief: Self-proclaimed human rights advocates silent on U.S. Iran sanctions 2018-07-11 20:44

    Iran's health chief: Self-proclaimed human rights advocates silent on U.S. sanctions

    TEHRAN – Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh-Hashemi on Tuesday criticized the self-proclaimed human rights advocates for their silence toward U.S. sanctions moves against Iran which can impede access of Iranian patients to necessary drugs.

  • rehman 2018-07-07 20:47

    UN appoints special rapporteur on Iran’s human rights

    TEHRAN - Javid Rehman, a British-Pakistani legal scholar, has been appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran.

  • Leader receives judiciary head, officials 2018-06-28 12:03

    Ayatollah Khamenei says Iran keeps ‘demanding stance’ from the West about human rights violations 

    TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution says despite Western powers’ attempts to shun responsibility for human rights violations, Iran keeps its “demanding” stance to pose questions regarding their behavior in North Africa and the Middle East.

  • Imprisoned rights lawyer rejects bail 2018-06-23 20:57

    Imprisoned rights lawyer rejects bail

    TEHRAN – Authorities have set a bail of 6.5 billion-rial (around $152,500) for the release of human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh but she has rejected it, her husband has announced.

  • Hudaydah 2018-06-23 10:45

    By Sondoss Al Asaad

    Why Hudaydah, Is the Overwhelming Question

    BEIRUT - For three consecutive years, the kingdom of despotism, which leads the Arabs collation, has imposed an unjustified blockade on Yemen.

  • China’s Muslim 2018-05-30 10:43

    By Uran Botobekov

    China`s repression policy against Islam

    Since April 2017, the wave of arrests of members of the Muslim minority, especially ethnic Uighurs, Kazakhs and Kyrgyz, has been increasing in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China.

  • Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi 2018-04-22 19:45

    Tehran calls U.S. human rights report ‘biased’

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi rejected on Saturday the U.S. State Department report about human rights situation in Iran as “biased” and “politically motivated”.

  • ‘West not qualified to talk about human rights’ 2018-03-11 09:49

    ‘West not qualified to talk about human rights’

    TEHRAN – The secretary of the High Council for Human Rights in Iran has condemned Western countries for supporting terrorists groups in the Middle East, saying they are not qualified to speak about human rights.

  • human rights 2018-02-12 20:21

    Tehran says seeking co-op with UN on human rights

    TEHRAN - Mohammad Javad Larijani, secretary of the High Council for Human Rights Mohammad in Iran, has said that Iran is seeking close cooperation with the United Nations on issues related to human rights.

  •  Nicholas Hopton 2018-01-30 09:51

    By Mohammad Ghaderi & Payman Yazdani

    UK envoy comments on JCPOA, Iran protests, Zaghari

    TEHRAN - Commenting on various issues such as the JCPOA, bilateral ties, protests rallies in Iran and Nazanin Zaghari, British Ambassador to Tehran Nicholas Hopton says that despite all challenges Tehran-London relationship is heading in the right direction.

  • human rights 2018-01-06 19:57

    Iran calls UN rights’ stance on protests ‘regrettable’

    TEHRAN – Iran’s High Council for Human Rights issued a statement on Saturday describing the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ stance on supporting recent riots in Iran as “regrettable”.

  • شیرین هانتر 2018-01-03 10:05

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. new strategy isn’t much different from previous administrations: Shireen Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that “The new U.S. strategy only sets out the broad outlines of American priorities, which in fact are not much different from those of previous administrations, or for that matter any other nation, namely security and economic prosperity.”

  • canada 2017-12-20 20:35

    Iran calls double standards biggest threat to human rights

    Mohammad Hassaninejad, Iran’s envoy in the third committee of the UN General Assembly, said on Tuesday that biggest threat to human rights stems from “hypocrisy, politicization and double standards”.

  • Ebtekar, EU rep discuss women’s rights 2017-11-21 22:22

    Ebtekar, EU rep discuss women’s rights

    TEHRAN — The Iranian vice president for women and family affairs and the European Union’s special representative for human rights held a meeting in Tehran.

  • بهرام قاسمی 2017-11-16 11:14

    Iran calls UN’s human rights resolution ‘refutable’

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry has denounced a recent UN human rights resolution against the Islamic Republic as “refutable and unacceptable”.

  • parliament 2017-08-14 20:28

    New drug death penalty bill to save 5,300 inmates on death row

    TEHRAN – The Iranian parliament has passed a bill to its drug trafficking law that could commute the sentences of up to 5,300 inmates currently on death row for drug trafficking.

  • Iran Japan 2017-07-21 17:38

    Iran, Japan wrap up human rights roundtable   

    TEHRAN – Iran and Japan wrapped up the 12th round of human rights negotiations in the capital Tokyo on Thursday.