Head of the Global Center to Support Human Rights in Iran Ahmad Esfandiary announced that the country is due to release separate reports on human rights violations in the US and Britain in coming days.
“The violators of human rights use it as a pressure tool against others at high levels and every where they see their interests endangered, they use it,” Esfandiari said in a press conference in Tehran on Saturday.
“The countries which claim to be advocates of human rights are themselves the biggest violators of human rights in the world,” he added.
Esfandiari announced the Center’s plan to unveil a report on human rights violations in the US on Monday and a similar report on the 2013 and 2014 human rights situation in Britain on January 26.
If those countries which claim to be supporting the human rights, allow independent rapporteurs to visit their countries to report on human rights violations in there, hundreds of pages of documents will be collected in addition to this Center’s reports, he added.
In November, 2010, the Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a report on the violation of human rights by the US inside and outside its borders, and urged Washington to sign the international conventions which prohibit such crimes.
It was stressed in the Foreign Ministry report that the United States, as a self-proclaimed standard bearer of defense for human rights in the world, has despite the international community and the UN demand, and even despite President Barack Obama’s promise, still not shut down the Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib horrendous prisons.
It is stressed in the report that the United States has not yet joined the most important convention related to the economic, social and cultural rights that is among the most important human rights documents.
The Children’s Rights Committee of the United Nations, too, has announced that the United States has been one of the greatest producers and distributors of the world child pornography products, while it is now one of the only two countries in the world that have not yet joined the International Children’s Rights Convention.
On January 27, 2014, Iran’s Basij (Volunteer) Force released a comprehensive report on the violation of human rights by the US inside the country and abroad.
The report was unveiled in a ceremony participated by Commander of Iran’s Basij Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, Esfandiari who is also the lieutenant commander of Basij Force, Parliament’s First Vice-Speaker Hassan Aboutorabi Fard, Iranian Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani and a number of Judiciary officials and experts.
The report referred to different cases of violation of human rights by the US, including the executions, arbitrary detentions, torture of inmates, violation of people’s privacy, violation of the rights of the minorities, Muslims and native Americans, racism and US President Barack Obama’s opposition to the freedom of expression.