News ID: 276882
Published: 0344 GMT November 16, 2020

Judiciary official denounces UN chief’s silence on violation of Iranians’ rights

Judiciary official denounces UN chief’s silence on violation of Iranians’ rights
IRNA

National Desk

An Iranian Judiciary official in a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres criticized his silence on “continuing and gross” violation of the rights of the Iranian people by the United States and Western governments in enforcing illegal US sanctions.

Iran’s Deputy Judiciary Chief for International and Human Rights Affairs Ali Baqeri Kani on Monday referred to the efforts of some countries to pass a human rights resolution in the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly against Iran, saying the resolution, which is to be presented in the committee, has no legal legitimacy and is not based on the human rights realities in Iran, IRNA reported.

Canada, which has put forward the human rights resolution against the Islamic Republic, systematically violates human rights, because its government has deprived the rights of the indigenous people who are the main owners of the land of Canada, the Iranian official said.

Baqeri Kani added that violence against women and girls in Canada is so widespread that human rights organizations have interpreted it as “genocide”.

The Iranian official said that the negligence of the UN secretary-general towards the violation of the rights of the Iranian people by US sanctions, as well as its consequences on the economic and living conditions of the Iranian people, makes no sense.

The US unleashed the so-called “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran in 2018, when it left the 2015 nuclear agreement. Following its withdrawal, Washington targeted the Iranian nation with the “toughest ever” economic sanctions.

 

   
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