Iran opposed to UN rapporteur’s visit: official

Tehran, July 1 (IANS) Tehran is opposed to any visit by Ahmed Shaheed, the UN special rapporteur on human rights situation in Iran, due to his “invalid” reports, reported Xinhua citing Secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Bureau, Mohammad-Javad Larijani.

Whaheed’s reports about the human rights situation in the Islamic republic are based on “anti-Iran websites and are thus invalid”.

In his latest report in March, Shaheed charged Iran with cases of execution, arrest of journalists, confessions under duress, and denying religious, ethnic and sexual minorities of their basic rights.

On Sunday, Larijani said Shaheed’s March report is professionally “flawed,” adding that Shaheed gives references to mere allegations.

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