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Leader urges all to avoid discrimination between Iranians

Leader urges all to avoid discrimination between Iranians

TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (Press Shia) – In response to a letter by Zahedan’s Friday Prayer Imam, Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Khamenei urged all to make no discrimination between Iranians of any ethnic or religious backgrounds.Iranian Sunni cleric Molavi Abdolhamid Ismaeelzahi, in a letter to Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, had called for more attention to rights of religious minorities in the country. ...

End to discrimination against indigenous peoples demanded at UN

End to discrimination against indigenous peoples demanded at UN

NEW YORK, Aug. 08 (Press Shia) – Experts in human rights from the United Nations today demanded an end to the discrimination against the indigenous peoples, on the occasion of Indigenous Peoples World Day on August 9.In a statement they called on the States to do more to protect those communities and liberate them from exclusion. The demand was signed by the special rapporteur for the...

European Court hijab ruling cements Muslims' second-class status

European Court hijab ruling cements Muslims' second-class status

TEHRAN, Mar. 14 (Press Shia Agency) – A decision by the European Court of Justice that companies can ban employees from wearing the Islamic headscarf and other religious symbols sets an alarming precedent that cements the inferior legal status under which Muslims are expected to live in Europe.“An internal rule of an undertaking which prohibits the visible wearing of any political,...

Iran slams Michael Flynn’s remarks as 'baseless'

Iran slams Michael Flynn’s remarks as 'baseless'

TEHRAN, Feb. 03 (Press Shia) – Bahram Ghasemi, the Spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry reacted on Thursday against the remarks made by Trump’s US National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.“These remarks are containing baseless, repeated, and provocative claims, while the Islamic Republic of Iran’s efforts in countering terrorism in the Middle East are clearly known to all that,” said...

OIC releases final Communiqué on Myanmar Muslim situation

OIC releases final Communiqué on Myanmar Muslim situation

TEHRAN, Jan. 20 (Press Shia Agency) –Extraordinary Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) on the Situation of the Rohingya Muslim Minority in Myanmar has released its final communiqué. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) convened an Extraordinary Session on the Situation of the Rohingya Muslim Minority in Myanmar, in Kuala Lumpur,...

Diversity 'richness, not threat': UN chief

Diversity 'richness, not threat': UN chief

TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (Press Shia Agency) – In a message to an event spotlighting the growing challenges of anti-Muslim discrimination as well as hatred in various contexts, UN Secretary General António Guterres appealed for drawing strength from the principles of inclusion, tolerance and mutual understanding to recognize the value of diversity.The high-level event was organized by the Permanent...

Intl. community must act to halt state abuses against Rohingya

Intl. community must act to halt state abuses against Rohingya

TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (Press Shia Agency) – IHRC is extremely concerned for the fate of Myanmar's Rohingya following a renewed government crackdown against the beleaguered minority.Well over 100 people have reportedly been killed, hundreds detained by the military, and at least 30,000 have so far fled for their lives after security forces invaded their villages and razed or torched their dwellings...