Iran news in brief, 13 September 2017

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Iran news in brief, 13 September 2017

Zaid Raad al-Hussein: The Situation in Iran is Alarming

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zaid Raad al-Hussein, has described the Iranian regime as one of the most alarming countries in the field of human rights.
Mr. Hussein, speaking on Tuesday at the Human Rights Council in Geneava, described the severe restrictions on freedom of opinion, expression and arrest of human rights defenders, journalists and social network activists in Iran. The High Commissioner for Human Rights, referring to widespread abuse of prisoners said that even the judiciary is dealing with offenders in a very inhumane way.
He said that Iran has the highest number of death sentences in the world, many of them in relation to narcotics, but committing such crimes in the world is not recognized as deserving death sentences.

Iran Regime MP Calls People Thugs

In a reaction to the killing of two porters carrying goods across the borders in western Iran by security forces, Nader Ghazipour, a member of the Iranian regime parliament, said that the military and security forces, especially the border guards should be commended and honoured.
Ghazipour called the protesting citizens in Baneh and other cities in western Iran who are demonstrating in support of the porters “thugs”, and said: “We should not allow some thugs to pressure the military forces and create chaos in the city by shutting down shops.

Iran: Raheleh Rahemipour arrested at home

Raheleh Rahemipour was arrested at her residence in Tehran, Iran.
Ms. Rahemipour is a plaintiff for the 1960s executions in Iran. She has been demanding the regime to account for her missing brother, Hossein Rahemipour, a dentist, and niece, Golrou Rahemipour, was born in prison in 1984.
She was arrested Sunday night, September 10, 2017, by a woman and two men who identified themselves as intelligence ministry officers who thoroughly searched the house and subsequently took her away.
There has been no explanation on the sudden nightly arrest of this human rights activist.
Amnesty International has issued a statement demanding urgent release of Ms. Rahemipour.

An Iran Regime's School Closed in the UAE

The Deputy Director of International Affairs of overseas schools announced that an Iranian school whose license was not renewed, was closed in Sharjah, the UAE.
The relations between Iran and the UAE deteriorated following the clashes between Iran and Saudi Arabia as well as Iran's meddles in Arabic states. The UAE Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Monday, August 28 called on Iran regime to terminate its colonial exploitation in Syria.

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