un special rapporteur on iran

July 29, 2015

Iran’s State Media Launches Yet Another Attack on U.N. Special Rapporteur

Iran’s State Media Launches Yet Another Attack on U.N. Special Rapporteur Ever desperate to discredit the work and person of UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed, news agencies in Iran run by the Judiciary have made a new round of allegations against the UN official that have been completely unsubstantiated by any independent source. The allegations claim that a WikiLeaks document shows […]... read more
July 15, 2015

“Now comes the time to focus on human rights in Iran,” UN expert welcomes opportunity created by nuclear deal

“Now comes the time to focus on human rights in Iran,” UN expert welcomes opportunity created by nuclear deal GENEVA (15 July 2015) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed  today called on the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the international community to seize the opportunity created by the agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme to address the human rights situation in the country.   Mr. Shaheed congratulated all parties to the […]... read more
March 18, 2014

Left Behind By Iranian Delegation in Geneva, Larijani Attacks the UN from Tehran

Left Behind By Iranian Delegation in Geneva, Larijani Attacks the UN from Tehran A leading Iranian official held a press conference in Tehran today attacking the UN Human Rights Council, the Secretary General, and the Special Rapporteur for their reports on cases of violations of human rights in Iran. Meanwhile, members of the Iranian delegation in Geneva and supporting NGOs spoke to the International Campaign for Human Rights […]... read more
September 22, 2011

“Stop Executions,” Four UN Human Rights Experts Tell Iran

“Stop Executions,” Four UN Human Rights Experts Tell Iran On 22 September 2011 four United Nations Special Rapporteurs for executions, torture, human rights in Iran, and independence of the judiciary, issued a joint statement condemning Iran’s recent execution of a juvenile and called for the country to immediately institute a moratorium on the death penalty. (Full Statement Below) Yesterday, 21 September, Iranian authorities hanged […]... read more
August 9, 2011

Weekly Rights Podcast 33

Weekly Rights Podcast 33 In this week's Weekly Rights Podcast: the court reviewing the case of the three Americans arrested more than two years ago has not yet issued its ruling; UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran requests entry into the country; imprisoned actress Marzieh Vafamehr's husband Nasser Taghvai appeals on behalf of his wife; US Assistant Secretary of State says Iran and Syria share records of abuse; imprisoned student activist Abdollah Momeni faces a new summons to court; ... read more
August 5, 2011

UN Special Rapporteur Should Visit Iranian Prisons, Says Husband of Imprisoned Actress

UN Special Rapporteur Should Visit Iranian Prisons, Says Husband of Imprisoned Actress In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, celebrated Iranian filmmaker Nasser Taghvai said that despite statements made by the Prosecutor General last week, his wife, actress Marzieh Vafamehr, who was arrested more than a month ago for acting a role in the documentary "My Tehran For Sale," has not yet been released. During a 26 July press conference, Prosecutor General Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said that actresses Pegah Ahangarani and Marzieh Vafamehr were ... read more
August 3, 2011

New UN Special Rapporteur on Iran calls on the Government for full co-operation with his mandate

New UN Special Rapporteur on Iran calls on the Government for full co-operation with his mandate GENEVA – The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, appealed to the Iranian government to extend its full co-operation with his mandate as required by the UN Human Rights Council.... read more