Tehran (IP) - Iran's High Council for Human Rights issued a statement in response to the report on the human rights situation of the Islamic Republic of Iran presented by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

Iran PressIran news: The statement referred to Iran's response of more than 40 pages to the draft report: "Giving the task of reporting on a country to UN Secretary-General on human rights, while there is an international expert mechanism in this regard, is not justified and is unnecessary and unprofessional."

The statement added that no detailed consultations have been held with the Islamic Republic of Iran in the preparation of such detailed reports and that the country would have only one week to review, respond to and comment on the report, noting that: "This issue indicates the adoption of a political approach in compiling such reports in which the views of the country concerned have no place."

In response to the previous reports of the Secretary-General and the Special Rapporteur, Iran provided detailed and reasoned views and arguments regarding each of the clauses and allegations made in those reports, but witnessed the inattention of the authors of the report to the information and comments made by Iran and their minimal reflection in the final report; Therefore, it seems that not only there is no will to pay attention to the views and correct the report based on correct and reliable sources, but also to insist on repeating false claims and citing false or invalid sources and the main text of the report is mainly based on claims and accusations of dissident groups.

Criticizing the non-reflection of the human rights progress of the Islamic Republic of Iran in such reports, the Iran's High Council for Human Rights has underlined: "While the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is constantly devoting all its efforts to promoting and protecting the human rights of its citizens and significant progress In this context, such positive cases either do not find any reflection in the reports provided or are presented incompletely, along with deviant analyzes and biased interpretations."

The statement said that of the over 100 sources cited in the footnotes to the report, only 20 cited domestic sources in Iran, which in these cases, too, were clearly distorted by misinterpreting the cited news facts.

"The rest of the sources and references have been made to foreign media or Iranian opposition media. This issue indicates the political approach of the compilers of the report on the one hand and the lack of credibility and documented and correct sources on the other hand."

In response to the Secretary-General's allegation of the death penalty in Iran, the statement stated: "Execution of the death sentence in accordance with legal standards is only for 'most serious crimes' and in full compliance with Article 2 of 6 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights the main focus of which is on premeditated murder and Qisas(retaliation in kind). Of course, in this case, too, the practice of the judiciary is to try to satisfy the "avenger of blood", and the basic policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran regarding Qisas and premeditated murder is to encourage compromise even by providing cash assistance to the offender in paying blood money and this is the dominant trend and the main way of dealing with this group of criminals.


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