Iran’s envoy to the United Nations slammed Washington’s ‘morally wrong’ measures against other countries, saying that unilateral sanctions amount to collective punishment and violate basic human rights.
An independent human rights group has documented 844 cases of grave human rights violations in Bahrain during the month of July as the ruling Al Khalifah regime relentlessly continues with its crackdown on human rights activists and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.
The new UN human rights chief has called on Myanmar to free two Reuters journalists jailed for their reporting of the military’s ethnic-cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims in the Southeast Asian country.
Human Rights Watch has accused Turkish authorities of practically blocking new refugee arrivals from Syria, saying the registration process for refugees has almost fully stopped in nine provinces on or near the Syrian border as well as in Istanbul.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei strongly denounced Western states for their pretense of advocating human rights while in reality they support terrorist groups and acts of terror.
Iran's Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani referred to human rights issue as one of the most important challenges, saying that Iran's enemies especially US use it as a tool to put pressure on other countries.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he is “skeptical” about a United Nations report accusing the Syrian government of committing alleged crimes against humanity when its troops carried out a military operation in Eastern Ghouta earlier this year.
Indian security forces have used excessive force in Kashmir and killed and wounded numerous civilians since 2016, the United Nations said on Thursday, calling for an international inquiry into alleged violations in the disputed territory.
Qatar has filed a case against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the UN’s highest court, accusing Abu Dhabi of human rights violations amid a year-long boycott of Doha by a Saudi-led bloc of four Arab nations.