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Human Rights Chief: Ahmed Shaheed Parrots Claims of Anti-Iran Terrorist Groups

Human Rights Chief
Secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani blasted UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed for his biased report, and said Shaheed has merely parroted the allegations made by the terrorist groups against Tehran.

“The UN special rapporteur is supported by the US and the European governments and therefore the unprofessional, unfair and completely biased issues he has used in compiling his report are exactly the same remarks uttered by the terrorists, the US and certain European governments,” Larijani said in a meeting with High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay in Geneva on Wednesday.

“This approach will disturb and damage the UN credibility,” he warned.

Ahmed Shaheed released his third report on Iran on October 11. The report was solely based on the claims of 221 people that were questioned from November 2011 to July 2012. Based on those claims Shaheed has accused Iran of human rights violations.

Iranian officials have said before that Ahmed Shaheed has only parroted the unfounded allegations raised by anti-revolution elements against Iran since he had been tasked with accusing Iran.

“Since the very first day that Mr. Ahmad Shaheed was introduced as the United Nations rapporteur (on Iran) we guessed that he was a an American agent, but his later reports assured us that he has been assigned to this mission by the US,” Chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi told FNA in October.

“Ahmed Shaheed contacts anti-revolution elements instead of Iranian authorities to receive information and to prepare his reports, and acts in harmony with the Americans when compiling reports (on Iran),” he added.

Ahmed Shaheed has merely interviewed with foreign-based opposition groups from Iran, Member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Hassan Asafari said late in October.

“Did Ahmed Shaheed visit Iran’s prisons,” he questioned.

He said that the report is full of ambiguities and such reports which are based on assumption of the western governments merely meet the desire of Zionist regime and the US.

Ahmed Shaheed has no experience or record of activities in providing reports and in the past he has acted as Myanmar foreign minister, he said.

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