May 08, 2021 15:31 UTC
  • Tehran calls for Berlin cooperation in investigating role of German citizens in anti-Iran sanctions: Rights official

The secretary of the Iranian Judiciary’s High Council for Human Rights has urged Germany to cooperate with Iran to look into the role of German individuals in imposing sanctions on the Islamic Republic and examine the situation of Iranian prisoners held in the European country.

According to Press TV, in a Saturday meeting with Germany's Ambassador to Tehran Hans-Udo Muzel, Ali Baqeri Kani called on the German government to cooperate with the special representative of the country's High Council for Human Rights to investigate the situation of Iranian prisoners held in Germany.

Baqeri Kani, who is also Iran’s deputy judiciary chief for international and human rights affairs, asked for Berlin’s cooperation to investigate the role of German individuals and legal persons in the imposition and implementation of cruel sanctions against the Iranian nation, especially those related to humanitarian issues such as medicines, medical equipment and foodstuff.

Commenting on Iran’s plans as a new member of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the official emphasized that international human rights bodies should put on their agenda “restoration of the rights of Palestinian, Yemeni, Iraqi and Syrian women and girls who have been abused by the occupiers, aggressors and terrorists.”

The official outlined damages inflicted on the Iranian nation through cruel the sanctions imposed by the United States and implemented by certain European countries and said upholding the rights of Iranian women and girls, which have been violated as a result of US and Europe brutal sanctions, is an important mission of Iran as the new CSW member.

Last month, Iran’s mission to the European Union called on Amnesty International to compile a report about the harmful impacts of illegal American sanctions on the livelihoods of Iranians, especially at a time when the country is grappling with the global deadly coronavirus outbreak.

In October 2018, the International Court of Justice — also known as the World Court — ruled that the US must lift the sanctions targeting Iran’s imports of humanitarian goods such as food and medicine.

That ruling, however, fell on deaf ears.