Commission Inspects Prisons in Iran
(By Nikolai Terekhov, RIA Novosti) – The Swiss commission on human
rights has inspected prisons in Iran and found prison conditions
quite acceptable, reports the Iranian foreign ministry.
Iran and Switzerland
have held the first stage of talks on human rights observance
in Iran for the past two months in line with a relative bilateral
agreement, reads a foreign ministry statement. (Human rights violations
are among the series of accusations Washington is continuing to
bring against the incumbent government of Iran. The United States
is also accusing Iran of torpedoing the Middle East settlement
process and of attempts to deploy nuclear weapons).
of Swiss rights champions have met Iranian penitentiary officials
and visited a range of prisons and labor camps in Tehran and Meshed,
administrative center of the northeastern province of Horasan
on the border with Afghanistan.
officials gave a positive assessment to the talks and hailed ongoing
cooperation in this sphere and said guarding and prison conditions
in Iran meet international standards, reads the statement.