Ayatollah Larijani Criticizes Anti-Iran “Human Rights” Reports
Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani denounced the reports by the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran as being politically motivated, Al-Alam News Network reports. Speaking in a televised interview on Monday night, Ayatollah Amoli Larijani said the reports cite anti-Iran accusations that are politically motivated and originate from the Western values.
One of the aspects of these reports, he added, is that they challenge the principles of the Islamic system in Iran.
“If the criticism is genuine, why doesn’t it apply to other places?” he asked, adding that Iran holds elections every two years on average, while the US and the West are supporting certain countries that do not know what election is about, without directly naming Saudi Arabia.
He also deplored the biased nature of the anti-Iran human rights reports and the muted response to the massacre of Palestinian children by Israel or the foreign attacks on Yemen that have destroyed the Arab country’s infrastructures.
Ayatollah Amoli Larijani stressed that the UN rapporteur’s allegations are mainly founded upon baseless remarks by anti-revolution individuals or are about the execution of individuals that have never existed.
Back on May 8, two UN staffers in a report condemned what they called a sharp increase in executions in Iran, alleging that many executions have gone unreported by official sources, and the names of prisoners have not been published.
In reaction, Tehran said the report’s “reliance on estimated figures and citing no sources or referring to sources that are not authentic” nullify it.