Iranian Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi has urged the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran to highlight the plight of jailed dervishes in Iran, who have been on hunger strike to protest their mistreatment by the Iranian judiciary.
The head of Iran’s judiciary has condemned the latest report by the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the state of human rights in Iran, saying it singles out Iran for executions even though the practice is used in various Islamic countries and is part of the Islamic value system.
Justice for Iran has sent a comprehensive report on the violation of the rights of Afghans residing in Iran to Ahmad Shaheed, the UN rapporteur on human rights in Iran.
Twenty human rights groups have issued a joint statement calling for the renewal of Ahmad Shaheed’s United Nations mandate as special rapporteur on human rights in Iran.
The Iranian judiciary’s international advisor says the UN rapporteur’s report on human rights in Iran is “a collection of lies and accusations” and cooperation with such an investigator is meaningless.