Mar 26, 2024, 9:09 PM
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Reactions pour in over anti-Iran rights report in Geneva

Mar 26, 2024, 9:09 PM
News ID: 85422089
Reactions pour in over anti-Iran rights report in Geneva

The Syrian representative in the meeting criticized the report, saying the world has witnessed such politically-motivated reports for years that have been devoid of their principles. He hailed Iran for its efforts to defend the rights of its people and said Damascus wants an end to such missions.

The Venezuelan representative touched on unilateralism, emphasizing that it is destroying multilateral processes that Iran is seeking for and is actively present in it.  He said that Caracas fully defend Iran the way it protects the rights of its citizens.

The representative of Russia in Geneva highlighted anti-Iran sanctions their impacts on the people in the country.

Meanwhile, Somayeh Karimdoost, Iran's representative at the Human Rights Council in response to Rehman's report said her country does not officially recognize the UN Special Rapporteur's mission.

Karimdoost called the report presented by Rehram predictable, distorted and the outcome of a completely political mission, which she said, was part of a coordinated campaign against Iran.

In the meeting, the Iranian representative emphasized that the report only pursues the political agenda of its backers.

“How are their claims and concern about human rights valid despite the genocide in Gaza?”, she questioned the content of the anti-Iran report on alleged human rights situation in Iran.

The Thalassemia Society and Chatra were the Iranian non-governmental organizations that highlighted the impact of sanctions on human rights at the meeting of the Human Rights Council.

The Defenders of Human Rights Center, a non-profit organization in Iran also told about the effects of sanctions on the Islamic Republic. 

Two decades after the end of the war, many chemical victims are still suffering from injuries; many of them died in recent years due to lack of access to medicine, the organization told the meeting in Geneva.

Representatives from a number of countries and organizations reacted to the report by Javid Rahman, the so-called UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran.

A representative of Chatra, an Iranian charity, criticized Rahman's report for lacking independence and objectivity in addressing the issue of human rights in Iran.

A representative of the Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism emphasized that such reports have never truly reflected the human rights situation in Iran.

Addressing the session, China's envoy to the session criticized unilateral sanctions imposed by the West against Iran as a violation of human rights.

The representative of Belarus also stated that the goal of the so-called fact-finding mission is political maneuvering rather than cooperation with Iran, asserting that the special rapporteur's report is based on fabricated information.

In another part of the session, the representative of Brundi echoed the same sentiment, said political maneuvering and double standards only create tensions between countries.

Nicaragua's envoy to the session emphasized that UN rapporteurs must present their reports impartially and objectively.

Sudan's representative said that advancing human rights is the responsibility of all countries, saying: "We appreciate Iran's efforts to promote human rights."


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