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  1. Current situation in Iran remains of serious concern, human rights expert tells the UN General Assembly
  2. Instead of Arresting the Acid Attackers on Iranian Women , Regime had Arrested several reportrs of ISNA News Agency in the City of Isfahan where the Acid Attackes Had Happened !!!???
  3. Regime's Parliament Said No to President Rohani's Nominated Minister for Science & Education ...
  4. Javad Larijani The Islamic Regime Commissioner on Human Rights in an interview on Reyhaneh Jabari's Execution : We were trying to Speaks to the Victims family to stop the "Ghesas" but the NGO's & online campaigners had negative impact on the family to forgive and stop the "Ghesas. Therefore Larijani now blames the NGO's for Reyhan's Execution instead of regimes judiciary system and calls his action for saving Reyhaneh's Life. These Mafia / corrupt officials have No Shame !!!!???????
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Current situation in Iran remains of serious concern, human rights expert tells the UN General Assembly


NEW YORK / GENEVA (29 October 2014) –
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran,
Ahmed Shaheed, raised a wide range of concerns about the human rights situation in the country in his
latest report* to the UN General Assembly.
“The current situation remains of serious concern notwithstanding some recent advances by the Iranian
Government and Parliament,” Mr. Shaheed said. “It is incumbent upon all of us to remain steadfast in our
commitment to work with the Government to remedy the problems highlighted by the various UN human
rights mechanisms.”
The human rights expert drew special attention to a surge in executions of individuals in Iran for crimes that
 are not recognized as capital offenses under international law, as well as reports of torture, and draft laws
that appear to further undermine the rights to freedom of expression and association, and women’s rights.
The report, which assesses developments in the human rights situation in Iran since the UN expert last reported
 to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2014, covers human rights issues such as the humanitarian impact of
sanctions, deteriorating environmental conditions, and violations on the freedom of religion.
Mr. Shaheed noted that the Iranian government has recently taken positive steps to engage with him and that
he has observed promising efforts and developments that can contribute to addressing international and national
 concerns. “We must continue to recognize and encourage these steps,” he said.
“But we must also stress the need for the Iranian government to make deep and enduring strides towards
rectifying violations of fundamental human rights, which are rooted in law and practice so that all Iranians
can enjoy rights guaranteed by national and international laws,” the Special Rapporteur stressed.
(*) Check the full report to the UN General Assembly (A/69/356): 
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/newyork/Pages/HRreportstothe69thsessionGA.aspx
Mr Ahmed Shaheed (the Maldives) is a former member of the Maldivian presidential Commission Investigating
Corruption; and a foreign policy advisor to the President of the Maldives. Mr Shaheed was Foreign Minister of the
Maldives, and led the country’s efforts to sign and ratify all nine international human rights Conventions. He is
 the Chairperson of the human rights think tank Board of the Universal Rights Group. In addition, Mr. Shaheed
has been a visiting professor of political science at the City University of New York – Brooklyn College and a
visiting professor of human rights practice at the University of Essex since 2012. He was appointed as the
Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran in 2011 by the UN Human Rights Council. As
Special Rapporteur, he is independent from any government or organization and serves in his individual
capacity. Learn more, visit: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Countries/AsiaRegion/Pages/IRIndex.aspx
OHCHR Country Page – Iran: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Countries/AsiaRegion/Pages/IRIndex.aspx
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Instead of Arresting the Acid Attackers on Iranian Women , Regime had Arrested several reportrs of ISNA News Agency in the City of Isfahan where the Acid Attackes Had Happened !!!???

According to the news regimes judiciary had arrested five members of the ISNA news agency for reporting or taking photos about the issue of the acid attacks in the city of Isfahan. Those who have been arrested are :
Ms. Zahra Mohammadi the editor of  ISNA in the city of Isfahan
Ms. Sanam Farsi the editor of social section of the ISNA in the city of Isfahan
Mr. Arya Jafari photo journalist of ISNA in Isfahan
Two others who were arrested earlier but released later.
 Link:
 http://www.akhbar-rooz.com/news.jsp?essayId=63297
IRAN WATCH CANADA:
So , as we can see ,instead of arresting the acid attackers on Iranian women ,regime is arresting the messengers ,in this case the journalists .

 

 

    

Regime's Parliament Said No to President Rohani's Nominated Minister for Science & Education ...

Islamic Regime's Parliament in Iran a Regime Made Parliament .!
These parliament is one of the worse parliament ever the Iranian people saw. Most of these MP's are not elected by the people in their riding's as the regime try's the people to believe them they are. Regime had learned during the last 35 years of its reign , how to engineer the elections and how to create an atmosphere of fear among the people to keep running the country. This parliament is headed by Ali larijani one of the Larijani brothers ( Mohammad Sadegh Larijani is the head of Judiciary and Javad Larijani is the head of commission on Human rights )who are well known for corruptions ( Land transfer and money laundering )and all have biased stand against the interest of the Iranian people and Iran . Iranian people now call this parliament as a regime made parliament , This Parliament is  even against Hassan Rohani's Government which is a so called moderate one .  to see why this parliament is against the people interest is ...because just today, the MP's voted No to the President's Minister nominees for Science & education  ( out of 246 MP's 160 MP's voted No )

The majority of the current MP's also voted No to the last Minister nominees of president , that is because these ministers are trying to disclose the great scandal which was going on during Ahmadinajad's Government in that ministry . So the ministry has no minister since Hassan Rohani became president . So , by saying No to these ministers , the Current conservative &fundamentalist MP's wants to stop this minister for further disclosing about the scandal -which is a huge scandal about students ( Perhaps son or daughters of officials) who did not pass the ministries standards to receive free education paid by Government to study inside and outside of Iran.
In recent week this parliament also approved a bill which emphasized more about dress code and encouraged radical Muslim's to be vigilant on those women breaking the dress code ,
 which resulted these radicals to pouring acid on women in the city of Isfahan.   
In short People have no interest in this parliament and does not expect a major change in the future .

 

Javad Larijani The Islamic Regime Commissioner on Human Rights in an interview on Reyhaneh Jabari's Execution : We were trying to Speaks to the Victims family to stop the "Ghesas" but the NGO's & online campaigners had negative impact on the family to forgive and stop the "Ghesas. Therefore Larijani now blames the NGO's for Reyhan's Execution instead of regimes judiciary system and calls his action for saving Reyhaneh's Life. These Mafia / corrupt officials have No Shame !!!!???????

Fw: OHCHR PRESS BRIEFING NOTES - Iran execution‏



Iran execution

We are shocked and saddened by the execution on 25 October of Ms. Reyhaneh Jabbari, who was sentenced to death for the alleged murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of the Iranian Intelligence Ministry. The execution of Ms Jabbari was carried out on Saturday despite repeated calls on the authorities by various United Nations human rights mechanisms not to execute her. 

Serious concerns were raised about due process in connection with Ms. Jabbari’s case -- in particular the allegation that her conviction was based on confessions made under duress. The court also apparently failed to take all relevant circumstantial evidence into account. 

On 7 July 2007, Ms. Jabbari reportedly stabbed Mr. Sarbandi in the shoulder after he offered to hire her to redesign his office and then took her to a residence, where, according to her, he attempted to sexually assault her.  Ms. Jabbari maintained that her actions were taken in self-defence, in order to prevent a serious assault on her person. 

The Iranian authorities apparently did make attempts to prevent the execution, which was stayed at least twice, in April and September, in order to enable the two families to reach a settlement. However, it is the Government’s responsibility to prevent execution, especially when there is so much uncertainty about the events surrounding the killing, and concerns over due process. 

We are very concerned about the increased use of the death penalty in Iran, as highlighted in the report of the Special Rapporteur on Iran which is being presented to the General Assembly later today. Iran is scheduled to appear before the Human Rights Council under the Universal Periodic Review this Friday (31 October), and we call on the Iranian authorities to make an explicit commitment to immediately institute a moratorium on the death penalty, particularly in light of the high number of executions and the continuing serious concerns about fair trial and due process. 

ENDS

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