Iran condemns UN human rights report
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 9
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi condemned a recent UN report on the state of human rights in Iran.
Qasemi said the report of Asma Jahangir, the UN special rapporteur for human rights in Iran, is “unfair and politicized,” the Foreign Ministry’s official website reported March 9.
The Islamic Republic has repeatedly stated that it doesn’t recognize a report which is prepared by a special rapporteur appointed on the basis of a resolution adopted on “political motivations of certain countries”, Qasemi added.
Asma Jahangir presented her 40-page report on details of human rights violations in Iran during the 34th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
In the report, Jahangir expressed concerns about no improvements in the human rights situation in Iran.
She also voiced concerns over juvenile executions, political prisoners being denied medical care, and the Iranian government’s use of torture.
The report stated that situation in areas like independence of judiciary and lawyers as well as freedom of expression continue to be of serious concern.
Qasemi said Iran has already submitted a detailed response to the special rapporteur over the “claims” raised in the report before she officially publishes it.
He further expressed regret that Jahangir had closed her eyes on Iran's various developments in the field of human rights.