At least 331 human rights defenders promoting social, environmental, racial and gender justice in 25 countries were murdered in 2020, with scores more beaten, detained and criminalized because of their work, analysis has found.
Iran has warned Canada to be accountable for its role as the prime abettor of the US’s sanctions against the Islamic Republic rather than throw irresponsible and groundless blames at the country under the guise of human rights advocacy.
An Iranian human rights official hit out at the European Parliament for passing a resolution against what it calls “human rights breaches” in Iran, saying those who have a hand in the deaths of scores of Iranian child patients by blocking their access to medicine are in no position to lecture about human rights.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry blasted Washington’s interference in Beijing’s domestic affairs on the grounds of human rights, after the US Embassy in China called on Chinese citizens to “boldly stand up” for their rights.
Iran’s Judiciary chief said Monday the issue of human rights has turned into a tool at the hands of certain Western states to mount pressure on independent countries that do not fall in line with their policies.
Iran’s representative to the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee Mohammad Zareiyan said a new report by the UN rights rapporteur on the human rights situation in country is part of the US ‘maximum pressure’ strategy and aims to mount pressure on Iranian people.
A bomb attached to a vehicle killed two members of Afghanistan’s independent human rights commission in Kabul on Saturday, the group said, as violence in the country rises despite a controversial US-brokered peace process.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry denounced an anti-Iran resolution recently passed by the United Nations Human Rights Council, saying the abuse of UN mechanisms is a cause of shame and embarrassment for supporters of the bill.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson slammed as biased and wrong a statement issued by the new High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, that alleges violations of human rights during the recent unrest in Iran.