Secretary of the Islamic Human Rights
Commission Mohammad Hassan Ziayeefar said in Tehran on Tuesday that Iran's
positive progress on freedom of expression and opinion, challenges in
related regulations and implementation of laws on freedom were
discussed with United Nations Human Rights Commission.
Ziayeefar made the remarks in an interview with IRNA after a
meeting with the rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the
right to freedom of expression of the United Nations Human Rights
Pointing to the responsibilities of the UN delegation, he said,
They are obliged to acquire true information on the Iranian society
through official and unofficial sources recognized at international
levels and prepare a report on false claims and correct cases of
violation of such freedom.
He added the delegation will present its report to the UN Human
Rights Commission and it will be discussed next spring.
Ziayeefar noted that no declaration will be issued against Iran if
the commission assessed as positive the reports prepared by its
delegations on Iran.
He said the six-day visit by the rapporteur on the promotion and
protection of the right to freedom of expression of the United Nations
Human Rights Commission to Iran is taking place at the invitation of
Iran's Foreign Ministry.
Talking to IRNA at the end of the meeting, the UN special
rapporteur Ambeyi Ligabo said the visit is aimed at discussing freedom
of expression and opinion in Iran.
He said he will express his views on the situation of freedom of
expression and opinion in Iran after concluding the information and
comparing it with other neighboring states.
Ligabo and his entourage are scheduled to meet with members of
Majlis Article 90 Commission members and Tehran's Prosecutor Saeed
Mortazavi on Wednesday.
A member of Iran's Assembly of Experts and a member of the Supreme
Board of Islamic Human Rights Commission Hashem Hashemzadeh Asl
Herisi, a member of the Presiding Board and a member of Majlis's Legal
and Judiciary Commission Ebrahim Amini were also present at the
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