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17:20 | 2012-03-12


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Senior Iranian Human Rights Figure Dismisses UN Report on Iran as "Biased"

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Iranian parliament's Human Rights Commission Zohreh Elahian said that the report presented by the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran's human rights situation is "biased" and serves the enemies' political objectives against Tehran.

"As was clear in Ahmed Shaheed's draft document, the report is biased and serves political objectives since he had visited a number of European states and had meetings with the opposition and anti-revolution forces living abroad," Elahian told FNA on Monday.

"Ahmad Shaheed's report has been regulated based on these (anti-revolutionary) groups and individuals' inspirations and information and this king of reporting signifies that the report has been prepared based on politically tainted objectives and politicization," Elahian said, and criticized Shaheed for ignoring the information presented by the local NGOs inside Iran about the realities of the country.

In his latest report on Iran's human rights conditions, Shaheed accused the Islamic Republic of Iran of widespread human rights violations.

Earlier today, another Iranian official censured Ahmed Shaheed for his biased report against the Islamic Republic, and said his report is based on the unfounded claims made against Iran by such terrorist groups as the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as the MEK and PMOI).

"The documents presented by Ahmed Shaheed in this report were extracted from the resources and groups which are terrorist and are known as undesirable elements all over the world," Director-General of the Iranian Presidential Office for International Affairs Mohammad Reza Forqani told FNA on Monday.

He described the MKO as among the main sources of information used by Ahmed Shaheed in his report, and said, "Before harming Iran, this move of Ahmed Shaheed impaired the growingly decreasing creditability and reputation of international organizations."