Monday, September 16, 2019 04:17

Ahmad Shaheed

Iran denounces UN human rights rapporteur

The head of Iran’s judiciary has denounced the United Nation’s special rapporteur on human rights in Iran, saying Ahmad Shaheed’s report is all “lies.” » read more

UN official asked to consider House of Cinema closure

Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi is asking a United Nations representative to include the closure of Iran’s House of Cinema in his assessment of human rights in the Islamic Republic. » read more

Iran prepared to provide human rights data

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations described Ahmad Shaheed’s report as “unfair, unreliable and unacceptable,” adding that the Islamic Republic is ready to provide the UN rapporteur with the necessary information. » read more

Ahmad Shaheed defends his report

The UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran says that he has confidence in his report, adding that he sent the report to Iranian authorities three weeks ago and they have not responded. » read more

Iran slams UN investigator's report

The head of Iran’s judiciary has slammed the recent report by UN special rapporteur Ahmad Shaheed on the state of human rights in the Islamic Republic, describing it as “ridiculous, incorrect and undocumented.” » read more

Rights rapporteur issues report on Iran

Ahmad Shaheed, the special UN rapporteur, has published his first report on the state of human rights in Iran. » read more

UN human rights experts condemn executions in Iran

Ahmed Shaheed and three other special United Nation Rapporteurs have condemned the hanging of 17-year-old Alireza Mollasoltani and called for a halt to executions in Iran. » read more

Former prisoners prepared to testify on rights violations

A number of former Iranian political prisoners have written to Ahmad Shaheed, the United Nations’ special human rights rapporteur for Iran, to say they are prepared to testify about what they’ve seen and experienced in Iranian prisons. » read more

Increased jail term for journalist "mark of leader's personal vendetta"

The son of jailed journalist Issa Saharkhiz has spoken out publicly against his father’s treatment by the judiciary and aimed a warning directly at Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. » read more

Prison authorities deny use of torture

The head of the Iranian Prisons Organization has dismissed recent statements about the use of torture in prisons as "absurd lies." » read more