Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:43PM
Ahmed Shahid’d third report biased. UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed released his third report on Thursday, October 11th. The report is solely based on claims of 221 people that were questioned from November 2011 to July 2012. Based on those claims Shaheed has accused Iran of human rights violations. In a part of the report it states that Iran’s penal code contradicts with International law. Iran’s General prosecutor was quick to answer. Other Iranian officials believe that there are different interpretations of human rights depending on the culture and beliefs of a region. Others believe that Iran is singled out. Shaheed is scheduled to present the report at the Third Committee of the General Assembly on October 24, 2012, at which time the Iranian delegation will have an opportunity to respond.