Human rights


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    Iranian delegation in Moscow for human rights talks

    TEHRAN – An Iranian delegation arrived in Moscow on Tuesday to attend the third round of consultations on human rights between the Islamic Republic and the Russian Federation.

  • Iran says UN rapporteur ‘politicizing’ human rights 2017-01-23 20:02

    Iran says UN rapporteur ‘politicizing’ human rights

    TEHRAN – Head of the Iranian High Council for Human Rights has criticized the UN Special Rapporteur-designate for Human Rights in Iran Asma Jahangir, saying she is “politicizing” human rights issue. 

  • بزرگداشت شهدای هفتم تیر با حضور محمدجواد لاریجانی دبیر ستاد حقوق بشر قوه قضائیه 2017-01-01 10:37

    Iran urges appointment of special human rights rapporteurs for U.S., S. Arabia, Britain, Israel

    TEHRAN – The secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council on Saturday asked for appointment of special human rights rapporteurs for the countries which are directly and indirectly involved in suppressing and killing the regional people, including the U.S., Britain, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Israel.

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    Duterte's personal envoy to Washington owns the Trump Tower in Manila.

    How will Trump and Duterte get along?

    In the past few months, the Philippine-U.S. alliance has suffered an unprecedented setback. Diplomatic exchanges have been rife with tensions, while military cooperation has been downgraded, although it is unclear whether it has been formally downgraded.

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    Iran warns of humanitarian disaster in Yemen

    TEHRAN – The deputy head of Iran’s human rights office for international affairs has warned about the dire and difficult condition of the Yemeni people, saying a humanitarian disaster is impending.

  • qassemi 2016-11-16 17:09

    Iran dismisses UN rights resolution as politically motivated

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi dismissed on Tuesday the UN General Assembly human rights resolution, saying it is politically motivated.

  • علی مطهری 2016-11-12 20:24

    EU criticism of Iran’s human rights condition partially acceptable 

    TEHRAN – Part of the European Union’s criticism of the condition of human rights in Iran is “sound” as far as it is not against unnegotiable Islamic laws, ILNA quoted Ali Motahari, the parliament’s second vice speaker, as saying on Saturday. 

  • روانچی 2016-11-05 19:51

    Iran, EU to sit for human rights talks Wednesday 

    TEHRAN – Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takhtravanchi said on Saturday Iran and the EU will sit together in Brussels on November 9 for the first time since the conclusion of the nuclear deal to exchange ideas on human rights, one major sticking point in bilateral ties.  

  • محمدرضا نوروزپور 2016-10-30 14:34

    By Mohammadreza Norouzpur

    The effect of petrodollars on human rights

    TEHRAN - It is a shame for the United Nations that Saudi Arabia is reelected to the UN Human Rights Council, despite the vast outcry and criticism from human rights organizations that Saudi Arabia is committing war crimes in Yemen.

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    Iran says may limit death penalty for drug traffickers to lords 

    TEHRAN – The secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council has said Tehran may reconsider capital punishment for drug smugglers, limiting it to drug lords only, seemingly a setback from a tougher stance taken previously. 

  • qassemi 2016-10-05 16:04

    Ban report on human rights is ‘invalid’, Iran says

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s report on human rights situation in Iran is “invalid”.

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    Amoli Larijani calls for formation of joint judiciary committee with Malaysia

    Judiciary chief raps arrogant powers for manipulative use of human rights 

    TEHRAN – Iranian Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani has called for a more concerted effort by Islamic countries in face of human rights atrocities committed by arrogant powers in a push to prevent their manipulative use of the issue. 

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    UN human rights chief remarks draw Tehran’s ire 

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Human Rights Council has rejected remarks by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights as “untrue,” saying Iran’s human rights policy has fundamentally been premised upon “transparency as well as constructive and logical” cooperation. 

  • larijani 2016-09-14 15:29

    Iran’s human rights chief says Tehran favors close ties with Italy

    TEHRAN - Mohammad Javad Larijani, the head of the Iranian High Council for Human Rights, said on Wednesday that Iran attaches great value to relations with Italy and hopes the ties would be expanded in various spheres.

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    Iranian human rights delegation visits Italy 

    TEHRAN – Mohammad Javad Larijani, the head of Iran's High Council for Human Rights, arrived at Italy on Tuesday for the third round of talks on judicial and human rights issues, according to ILNA. 

  • جواد لاریجانی 2016-09-04 10:02

    Appointing special human rights rapporteur for Iran unwarranted: official 

    TEHRAN – The head of Iran's High Council for Human Rights has said appointing a special human rights rapporteur for Iran is unwarranted and unjustified. 

  • محسن رضایی 2016-09-02 20:02

    Scheme seeks economic damage, Rezaee says

    ‘Saudis, MKO marring UN’s Iran human rights report to EU’ 

    TEHRAN – Mohsen Rezaee, the secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, said on Friday that Ahmed Shaheed, the special UN rapporteur on human rights in Iran, has embedded his latest report on the situation of human rights in Iran with what he called a pack of “lies” to present it to the European Parliament in days.