Thursday, 8 January 2015

Iran slams allegations of women’s rights violation

Iran’s judiciary chief has slammed allegations about the violation of women’s rights in the country.
Addressing a meeting of high-ranking judiciary officials in Tehran on Wednesday, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani described the claims as a trite falsehood.
“Women in our country can assume various posts and offices based on the law. Their mere absence in some positions does not mean their rights have been suppressed,” Larijani said.
“For instance, no woman has ever become a president in the United States, could we then say that the rights of women are suppressed in the US?” he asked.
Larijani also dismissed the recent United Nations General Assembly resolution on human rights situation in Iran and said the move is a “repetition of the previous false claims, albeit in a new color and taste.”
He further rejected the allegation that Iran has carried out “mass and secret executions,” saying the judiciary system will respond to these accusations, if those who have made such claims submit the “names, date and location” of these executions.
The Iranian official said most of the death penalties carried out in Iran are related to drug traffickers whose names and identities are disclosed to their families.
Iran has repeatedly criticized biased reports on its human rights situation, describing them as selective, politically-tainted and unacceptable.


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