22 October 2014 19:14
A high-ranking United Nations official says people from Iraq's Izadi religious minority are facing what may amount to an “attempted genocide” at the hands of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
"The evidence strongly indicates attempt to commit genocide," UN Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic told reporters at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday.
Simonovic added that the atrocities...
22 October 2014 13:16
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced two more people to death in connection with peaceful protests that began three years ago, official media said.
The latest convictions followed last week's death sentence against Muslim cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a driving force behind the demonstrations.
A special court in the capital Riyadh issued the latest verdicts "as a deterrent to others," the...
21 October 2014 23:38
Rapist ISIS Terrorists Stones Syrian Girl to Death
An elderly Syrian took part in stoning his daughter to death for alleged adultery, in a video posted on YouTube by the ISIS group on Tuesday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the execution took place in August or September in an IS-controlled rural area in the east of the central...
20 October 2014 17:20
Family members of Press TV’s American-Lebanese correspondent, Serena Shim, say they do not believe their daughter died in a normal accident in Turkey.
Serena’s family made the remarks during a visit by the news network’s Beirut Bureau team in Lebanon.
The family members refused to appear on camera but said they suspected the Turkish authorities were somehow responsible for her death.
19 October 2014 15:19
American human rights activist Randy Short has been interrogated by US security officers after attending an anti-Zionist conference in Iran.
In an interview with Press TV on Sunday, the activist talked about his ordeal when he returned home. He took part in a gathering of interdependent thinkers and filmmakers in the Iranian capital city of Tehran.
“A man came up and took...
18 October 2014 15:26
The European Union (EU) says more than 30,000 people, mostly women, fell victim to human trafficking in member countries of the 28-nation bloc between 2010-2012.
According to a recent report by the European Commission, 30,146 people were registered as victims of human trafficking in EU states during the years 2010-2012.
The report said 80 percent of registered victims were female. There were...
18 October 2014 10:54
An Iraqi proffesor who had protested against crimes ISIL commited in Mousel-Iraq has beheaded infront of her children.
ISIL terrorists beheaded "Hanna Al-Baghdadi", former university professor thursday morning while her family and also her children were watching this brutal crime.
She was accused of posting some notes in her facebook page against ISIL and critised this terrorist group's activities against innocent people.
17 October 2014 23:40
Secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani said Tehran has banned visits by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights, Ahmed Shaheed, because he has only parroted the allegations made by Iran’s enemies, but Tehran will welcome independent rapporteurs if they prove no to be pursuing a biased attitude towards the Islamic Republic.
"Tehran is opposed to any visit...
17 October 2014 23:28
The US Federal Reserve chair has expressed concern about increasing wealth inequality in the US, saying the richest five percent of Americans hold 63 percent of the country’s wealth.
Janet Yellen made the remarks at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Economic Conference on Inequality of Economic Opportunity on Friday.
According to her, those at the very top have made significant income...
16 October 2014 19:45
Secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani strongly criticized the Norwegian government for mistreating Iranian students and imposing limitations on them.
In a letter to the Norwegian human rights officials, Larijani described the Norwegian government's visa denial to the Iranian students who had already been admitted, imposing limitations on the students studying certain fields and expelling several Iranian...
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