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Amended law could reduce drug-related executions

Iran’s Commissioner of Human Rights Mohammad Javad Larijani says his office is making a concentrated effort to change capital punishment linked to drug charges, which would result in a considerable decline in executions in Iran. » read more

Iranian official blames Western media for woman’s execution

Iranian Human Rights Commissioner Mohammad Javad Larijani named Western media campaigns as one of the chief reasons that the Iranian judiciary failed to obtain consent from the family of the victim in the Reyhaneh Jabbari case. » read more

Iran awards first annual human rights prize

Iran has awarded its first annual prize for human rights activism to the head of the Al-Nasr Children’s Hospital in Gaza. The 30,000-euro prize was awarded for the first time on the sidelines of the Islamic Human Rights Ceremony in Tehran. » read more

Iranian official complains to UN about rapporteur's "bias"

The head of the Iranian judiciary’s Human Rights Headquarters has written to the United Nation’s High Commissioner of Human Rights to denounce the “biased positions and unprofessional performance” of the UN’s human rights rapporteur for Iran. » read more

Official says Karroubi, Mousavi cases being processed

Mohammad Javad Larijani, the head of Iran's Judiciary Committee for Human Rights, says the legal files of MirHosein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, the leaders of the 2009 election protests, are being processed. » read more

Iran continues to refuse entry to UN rapporteur

Iran’s Human Rights chief, Mohammad Javad Larijani has stressed once more that Ahmad Shaheed, UN Rapporteur on Human Rights for Iran will not be allowed enter Iran adding that Shaheed lacks credibility because his only source of information is “anti-regime websites.” » read more

Rights group slams political-prisoner denial

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has condemned what it calls “false” statements by the head of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights, after Mohammad Java Larijani announced that there are no political prisoners in the Islamic Republic and that there is no mistreatment of any prisoners. » read more

Iranian advisor slams “lies” in human rights report

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. » read more

Iranian official slams UN leadership

Mohammad Javad Larijani, the head of the Iranian judiciary’s Human Rights Council, has condemned the most recent UN Human Rights Committee resolution against Iran, saying: “A number of very ridiculous shows have entered the official literature of the United Nations under the name of human rights.” » read more

Jailed lawyer challenges statements by Iran's human rights chief

Detained Iranian lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani has said he will file a suit against the head of the human rights council in Iran’s judiciary for his recent statements in New York. » read more