A top Iranian human rights official on Wednesday slammed as a “political and unjustified” move the setting up of an international fact-finding mission for investigating the alleged human rights violations in Iran.
Kazem Gharibabadi, the secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights, made the remarks at the 53rd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, reacting to the human rights violation accusations levelled by the West against Iran, particularly those pertaining to the unrest period in the country following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, Mizan news agency of the Iranian judiciary reported.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has formed an “independent and professional” committee for identifying and considering all material damage and casualties suffered by the citizens and law enforcement forces, as well as complaints filed by those injured during the “riots,” said Gharibabadi.
Last year’s “riots” in Iran were plotted by a number of Western states’ think tanks and stirred up by their intelligence services, he said.
Iranian security and intelligence forces arrested 100 individuals affiliated to terror groups, mainly the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization, which shows terrorists were also involved in the events, Gharibabadi noted.
Protests erupted in Iran after Amini’s death in a Tehran hospital on Sept. 16, 2022, a few days after her collapse at a police station. Iran has accused the United States and some other Western states of “inciting riots and supporting terrorists” in the country.