Judiciary: UN human rights rapporteurs can visit Iran only after proving impartiality

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Judiciary Spokesman and Prosecutor-General Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejeii underlined that the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, has only parroted the allegations made by the Islamic Republic’s enemies, but he will be allowed to visit Iran if he proves he is not pursuing a biased attitude towards the Islamic Republic.

“For preparing his reports, this person (Ahmed Shaheed) goes to people who are against Islamic Republic and have declared war on the people of this country; were he impartial, he would not prepare his reports on this basis,” Mohseni Ejeii said in his press conference on Monday.

He reiterated that the performance of the international organizations, specially those that claim to be supporters of human rights is disgraceful as they themselves have committed the worst crimes in the world and other countries.

“If a rapporteur proves his impartiality, we will not have any problem with his/her visit to the country, as it has already been shown in similar cases,” Mohseni Ejeii said.

In January, Secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani blasted Ahmed Shaheed for his support for the terrorist groups acting against Tehran, and said the UN rapporteur has turned into an actor providing service for the opposition media.

“Unfortunately, Ahmed Shaheed has become a media actor who acts for those media which air propaganda against the Islamic Republic, while this is against the approved protocols,” Larijani told FNA.

“Ahmed Shaheed supports terrorism extensively,” he said, explaining that he has provided Iran with the name of four people claiming that they are due to be executed for their human rights activities.

“This is while these four individuals have been sentenced to death or other penalties for their membership in PJAK (Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan), they have killed people and their houses had turned into place for storing weapons,” Larijani said.

“It is a shame for the human rights rapporteur to label terrorists as human rights advocates,” he underlined.

PJAK, a militant Kurdish separatist group with bases in the mountainous regions of Northern Iraq, has been carrying out numerous attacks in Western Iran, Southern Turkey and the Northeastern parts of Syria where Kurdish populations live.

The separatist group has been fighting to establish an autonomous state, or possibly a new world country, in the area after separating Kurdish regions from Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria.

Iranian intelligence and security officials have repeatedly complained that Washington provides military support and logistical aids for such anti-Iran terrorist groups.

By Fars News Agency 


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