Thursday, September 19, 2019 09:02

Ahmad Shaheed

UN investigator seeks permission to visit Iran

Ahmad Shaheed, the United Nations special rapporteur for Iran, has called on the Islamic Republic to grant him permission to travel to Iran to investigate allegations of human rights violations. » read more

Iran rejects appointment of UN human rights investigator

Head of Iranian judiciary’s Human Rights Council says any international body that appoints a special human rights rapporteur for Iran is acting illegally. » read more

Iranian prisoners condemned to gradual death: jailed journalist

In an urgent letter to a United Nations human rights official, jailed Iranian journalist Issa Saharkhiz has accused Iranian authorities of using harsh prison conditions to slowly kill political prisoners. » read more

Iranian cleric urges prisoners to end hunger strike

Iranian senior cleric Ayatollah Bayat Zanjani has told political prisoner Mohammad Javad Mozaffar that he and other hunger strikers have a religious duty to end their dangerous protest. » read more

Prisoners urge UN investigator to visit Iranian prisons

Six Iranian political prisoners held at Rejaishahr Prison in Karaj have urged Ahmad Shaheed, the United Nations special rapporteur for Iran, to inspect Iranian prisons. » read more

UN rights investigator may use other methods to prepare report on Iran

The head of the National Union of Iranian Court Attorneys said if the United Nations’ Special Human Rights Rapporteur is not allowed to travel to Iran, he will gather his data by other means. » read more