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Iran rejects UN human rights report as 'unfair'

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-10-29 17:33

TEHRAN - The recent report by the UN rapporteur on human rights situation in Iran is unfair and politically-motivated, official IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday quoting Iran's permanent mission to the United Nations.

The report ignores realities in the Islamic republic and echoes the political whims of certain countries, Iran's envoy told IRNA.

The claims are "repetitious and futile" he said, adding that the anti-Iran report is an indication of a "biased" look toward Iran.

Executions have risen and the conditions of women have worsened in the Islamic republic, the UN investigator and special rapporteur on human rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed said in his latest address to the members of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday.

Iran has dismissed several times the reports by the UN human rights institutions, saying that they did not reflect the realities in the country.

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