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.
Father-of-three Alex Nunez was returning from work in October during a military curfew imposed to curb violent protests in Chile’s capital Santiago when, his family say, he was chased by three police officers who beat him badly.
Iran’s envoy to the UN Human Rights Council condemned the US sanctions as a breach of the UN Charter and a major challenge to the Islamic Republic’s efforts to improve the human rights situation in the country.
The prominent Iranian stem cell scientist, Dr. Masoud Soleimani, has been illegally imprisoned in the United States for over a year with no end to his incarceration in sight. Among the top research scientists in his field, Dr. Soleimani was invited by the prestigious Mayo Clinic to spend a research sabbatical when upon his arrival he was detained by US authorities and has been held without trial in Atlanta in the US state of Georgia ever since.
Human Rights Watch and the UK-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) have censured Bahraini officials for failing to provide adequate medical care to jailed political activists, as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its clampdown on human rights activists and pro-democracy campaigners in the kingdom.
A Europe-based organization seeking to promote human rights in Saudi Arabia says the kingdom continues to violate human rights and freedom of religion, warning that Saudi officials plan to execute dozens of imprisoned political dissidents.
Human Rights Watch says Saudi-led coalition naval forces have killed dozens of Yemeni fishermen, including children, and arrested more than 100 others, some of whom were tortured in custody in Saudi Arabia in 2018.
China said it strongly opposes what it calls “erroneous” claims made by Chairman of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs Eliot Engel, who criticized China’s Communist Party over its position on protests in Hong Kong.
A high-ranking Qatari official says the says the continuation of a dispute initiated by a Saudi-led quartet of Arab states with her country would heighten the risk of human rights violations, and undermine the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council ([P]GCC).
The British government’s cuts to welfare over the past decade have caused a “hunger crisis” by leaving tens of thousands of poor families across the country without enough food to eat, according to a damning report by Human Rights Watch.