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News ID: 5841
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 15:47 - 26 December 2014
Tehran, YJC. Iran’s head of judiciary has criticized allegations on the violation of women’s rights in the country.


Speaking to a gathering of high-ranking judiciary officials in Tehran on Wednesday, Sadeq Amoli Larijani rejected the claims as mere hackneyed falsehood.

"In our country women can assume various posts and offices based on the law. Their absence from some positions does not mean that they have suppressed and their rights neglected,” Larijani said.

He required "For example, no woman has ever become a president in the United States, could we then claim that the rights of women are suppressed in that country?”

The Judiciary chief also rapped the recent United Nations General Assembly resolution on situation of human rights in Iran and stated the move was a "repetition of the previous false claims, albeit with novel color and taste.”

He also rejected the allegation that the country has carried out "mass and secret executions,” maintaining the judiciary system is going to respond to these accusations, if those who have made such claims would also provide the "names, date and location” of those executed.

The Iranian official also stated that most of the death penalties carried out in the country are related to drug traffickers whose names and identities are all the time disclosed to their families in the least.

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