judicial official dismisses report on iran's human rights record
Judicial Official Dismisses Report on Iran's Human Rights
Tehran, nov. 11, irna -- deputy head of judiciary for executive affairs
mohammad reza abbasi-fard said here on monday that though the final
report of special raporteur of the un human rights commission maurice
danby capithorne is pending his next visit to tehran, the trend of his
report indicated that he is under influence of regional and international
speaking to irna, he said, "we are not willing to see what happened to
former human rights commissioner reynaldo galindo pohl repeated to
abbasi-fard said that since the introduction of capithorne as the special
envoy of the un human rights commission the islamic republic has been
optimistic that he would file an impartial and accurate report on the
basis of exisiting evidence and proofs.
he said, "we expected capithorne to fiile a real and logical report on
the human rights situation in iran."
in his report offered to the un general assembly last week, capithorne
has alleged that human rights situation in iran may have further
worsened compared to the past.
dismissing the context of capithorne's report, abbasi-fard said, "we
have stated time and again that no individual or group are prosecuted
in iran for religious beliefs."
"we do not regard belief in bahaism as an offence, but, in the meantime,
we do not allow non-muslim individuals to commit murder, embezzlement,
espionage and big offences under the so-called protection of human rights
organizations," the judicial official said. ss/rr-47
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