Posts Tagged ‘Javad Larijani’

Iran’s Larijani attacks human rights report by UN and Sotoudeh expresses faith in the future

March 20, 2014

When it comes to the human rights situation in Iran one could refer to numerous recent reports that lament the continued repression and ill-treatment of human rights defenders in spite of the change of President at the top (as I did e.g. in:, but perhaps another way to demonstrate the enormous gap between the fanatics in power and those who struggle for a better Iran is two contrasting quotes:

The first comes from the Head of Iran’s Human Rights Council, Mohammad Javad Larijani, who in a 2-hour press conference rejected again any criticism and attacked the UN Rapporteur on Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, saying that his report was biased and filled with inaccurate reports and double standards.Larijani said that “he was turned into a media actor for propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran”. [from Iran rejects latest human rights report by the UN | Iran Pulse: Must-Reads from Iran Today.]

The other comes from, quoting human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, one of the Final Nominees of the MEA in 2012 and recently released:


Not much more to say!

Larijani brothers, Iran, attack UN Rapporteur and human rights defenders

February 2, 2014

Just weeks before the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran is scheduled to present his latest report at the UN, the Head of the Iranian Judiciary, Sadegh Larijani, and his brother, Mohammad Javad Larijani, who heads the human rights council of that same Judiciary body, renew their verbal attacks on the Rapporteur. Read the rest of this entry »

Fars News Agency: Javad Larijani Blasts Double-Standard Policies on Human Rights in Iran

November 1, 2012


Official Blasts West’s Double-Standard Policies on Human Rights in Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani rapped the West’s double-standard policies and stances on human rights issues, saying that western states shelter terrorist groups like the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) and award them in the name of defending human rights.

Our people are familiar with the West’s discriminatory and hostile attitude towards the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Larijani said in a meeting with Head of Iran-Germany Parliamentary Friendship Group Bijan Jirsarayee in Tehran on Wednesday. 

Larijani rapped the double-standard polices and behavior of the western states towards the human rights issues in Iran. 

On one hand, the western states shelter and support terrorist groups like the MKO … and cooperate with the US in imposing unilateral sanctions against Iran which have inflicted great losses on the Iranian people and is a blatant violation of human rights, and on the other hand, they suddenly emerge as advocates of human rights and grant awards to culprits in Iran as if they are defenders of human rights, he added. 

The European Parliament announced that this year’s winners of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought are two Iranian culprits (!ed), lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and film director Jafar Panahi. Sotoudeh is now imprisoned in Iran for security crimes and Panahi is a fugitive living outside Iran.

The rest of the article is one long rambling statement against the MKO and the support it gets from the West (read for yourself if you want to) but with the marvelously inconsistent quotation of …Human Rights Watch, one of the NGO regularly denounced as a stooge of the same West..

A May 2005 Human Rights Watch report accused the MKO of running prison camps in Iraq and committing human rights violations. According to the Human Rights Watch report, the outlawed group puts defectors under torture and jail terms.”

Fars News Agency :: Official Blasts Wests Double-Standard Policies on Human Rights in Iran.