Javad Larijani Misrepresents Human Rights Council Session on National Television
International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
23-Jun-2010 (3 comments)

1. Contrary to Larijani’s statements, there were cases which the Iranian delegation did not accept, deflecting blame by criticizing human rights violations in other countries thereby refusing to address the raised points. At one point, the Head of the Session reminded Larijani that the meeting was to review Iran’s report, not other countries. Those cases included prison torture, specifically, the events that took place at Kahrizak Detention Center, arbitrary and secret executions (such as the execution of Farzad Kamangar), long-term sentences after show trials (such as Jila Baniyaghoub’s 30 year ban from journalism), refusal to grant congregation permits to political parties and opposition groups, and others.

2. Larijani said that the main problem is that member countries “view some of our punishments as torture,” such as “flogging.” Disregarding the fact that Larijani claims that flogging is a legitimate form of punishment and not torture, there are numerous other “punishments” Iran should be held accountable for. “Punishments” such as solitary confinement, stoning, the amputation of arms and legs, isolation of prisoners from the outside world including refusing them access to their families, lawyers, and fresh air, and psychological pressure for the extraction of false confessions. Iran’s acceptance of the UN Convention Against Torture makes Iran accountable in these areas, despite attempts to redefine methods of torture as “punishmen... >>>




by yolanda on

Thank you for posting this cool article! I am glad that the article mentioned Kamangar's secret execution......we won't forget him!


Thank you for the report

by acopier101 on

I am sure if it was up to Mohammad Javad Ardashir Larijani, punishments such as stoning, amputation of limbs, psychological torture, and whipping would have become part of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights by now.


why waste time

by mahmoudg on

it is like talking to a wall when it comes to these people.  I think the international community would have a better result trying to teach animals such as dogs and monkeys, than trying to reason with the animals we call akhonds.  The only language they understand is that of force, and the only righteous force in the world that can eradicate these animals is that of the US bombs.