“U.N. special rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed issued his report on Monday that Iran executed 670 people in 2011, including more than 20 for offenses against Islam,” the National Review Online reports.
By Benjamin Weinthal
3/14/2012 Iran (National Review Online) – Former Maldives foreign minister and current U.N. special rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed issued his report on Monday that Iran executed 670 people in 2011, including more than 20 for offenses against Islam.
While the U.N. Human Rights Council is not known for investigating repression and persecution of Christians in majority Muslim countries, Shaheed urged in his public statement on Monday that Tehran’s rulers free the incarcerated Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, who has been sentenced to death for creating a home-based church and questioning compulsory Islamic education for his children.
Shaheed delivered his first report to the U.N.’s Human Rights Council on the wretched human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran. A “compilation of baseless allegations” was Tehran’s rejoinder to the report. The Iranian authorities refused to grant Shaheed visitation rights to Iran.