Iran marks Intl. Islamic Human Rights, Dignity Day

TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) – Iran marks International Islamic Human Rights and Human Dignity Day today in Tehran with High Council of Human Rights and Iran Judiciary head attending.

Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani, Iran Judiciary chief, will deliver a speech in the opening session.

OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) has issued Islamic human rights statement in 1990 for the Muslim countries and the Islamic Republic of Iran suggested assigning the statement approval day as International Islamic Human Rights and Human Dignity Day.

Iran’s human rights headquarter holds the meeting in Tehran. It also issued a statement on Monday which underlined the necessity of reviewing the international human rights organizations and documents after the current conventions failed in prosecuting or stopping Israel’s continued violation of the Palestinians’ human rights in Gaza.

It voiced regret that today the UN documents and mechanisms have been mocked at by the US and certain western governments and become an instrument to justify aggression and imposition.

The statement added that the crimes committed by the Zionist regime against the oppressed and defenseless Palestinian people are a reflection of the paradoxical face of those who claim to be supporting the human rights.

Israel has been pounding the blockaded Gaza for 29 consecutive days, killing at least 1,865 people and injuring over 9,000 civilians.

By Mehr News Agency

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