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News code: 24006
Published Date: Monday 6 November 2017 - 14:47:54
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Gharibabadi:

Jahangir’s report false representation of Iran’s HR situation

Jahangir’s report false representation of Iran’s HR situation
IRAN  - – Iran’s deputy human rights chief, Gharibabadi, said the report by UN’s special rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran was a false and unsubstantiated depiction of human rights situation inside the country.

Kazem Gharibabadi, Deputy Secretary General of Iran's High Council for Human Rights, said statements made by Asma Jahangir had been responded to and Iran's UN envoy had clearly described views held by the Islamic Republic of Iran at the Third Committee of the General Assembly which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural Issues.

"We hold certain considerations regarding appointment of special rapporteur on the situation of human rights for the Islamic Republic of Iran and we have always stated our stance against these appointments," he continued.

He said the debate, rather than being on individuals, mainly revolved around the nature of assigning rapporteurs as well as reporting procedures; "the reason is that the Islamic Republic of Iran is a party to several human rights treaties on the one hand and possesses rich and advanced legal and religious foundations on protection and promotion of human rights on the other. Moreover, the Islamic Republic of Iran is considered a leading country on human rights."

"What's more, there exist several countries, including in our own region, that violate genuine human rights," stressed the official noting that these countries are immune from any reporting system, resolution, and any criticism or protest.

Gharibabadi stated that the issue reflected a dual and discriminatory standard on the global scene where a special rapporteur is assigned on the Islamic Republic of Iran while the aforementioned states are actually immune to these procedures. Indeed, it is because of the same fundamental reason that Iran has consistently rejected these appointments which are mainly political ones.

Iran's deputy human rights chief later noted that the Human Rights Headquarters in Iran, in collaboration with relevant institutions, had carefully scrutinized Asma Jahangir's report and provide detailed answers which were sent to the rapporteur, the UN and the Human Rights Council.

At another part of his remarks, Deputy Chairman of Human Rights Commission of Iranian Judiciary for International Affairs Kazem Gharibabadi said the report by the Pakistani lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir was not based on reliable sources adding "the United Nations' special rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran had used all materials at her hand, including the ones released by the media, individuals and groups, and countries whose hostility to Iran is established, which is far from professional way of preparing reports."

He said if the reporter is neutral, she needs to pay due attention to responses provided by the Islamic Republic of Iran and reflect them in each section of the report in order for the reader to get a true picture.

Asma Jahangir has claimed that her reports are very reliable and the Islamic Republic of Iran cannot reject them, said Gharibabadi explaining "within our written report and in-person meeting with the Special Rapporteur in Geneva about a month ago, we extracted and reiterated basic shortcomings of the report and emphasized that the reports were far from reality. We recalled that to do a neutral and professional job, they needed to change their attitude and expectations and reflect the reports and responses of the Islamic Republic of Iran along with their own descriptions."

He underscored that claims against Iran in the field of human rights were due to lack of knowledge about laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran; "these claims also seek to provide grounds for political abuse against Iran, while the laws laid down in the Islamic Republic do not contradict protection and promotion of human rights."

Addressing some countries and the special rapporteur, Gharibabadi said "Islamic Republic of Iran will not be able to change its laws under pressure and merely because these states consider them different from their own standards."

He said Iran's laws were consisted with the Islamic law, which protects human rights and does not conflict with promotion of human rights; "the Islamic Republic of Iran would never modify its laws in order to please certain countries or the special rapporteur of the UN."

Kazem Gharibabadi highlighted that Iran would take immediate action upon noticing that a process related to protection and promotion of human rights needs to be rectified.

He said Iran's UN envoy will always describe the country's positions when human rights debates on Iran are discussed at the General Assembly.

"In order to enlighten the United Nations and international public opinion, we are constantly clarifying issues related to real human rights situations in Iran," Gharibabadi concluded.

News Code: 24006
Published Date: Monday 6 November 2017 - 14:47:54
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