UNHRC urged to take urgent note of Iran's role in terror

Iran-backed Houthis insurgents gather in Sanaa during a demonstration against the UN-recognized government of Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in March 2015. Gulf human rights organizations have asked the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to help stop the “global terrorism led by the Iranian regime.”
Updated 15 June 2017
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UNHRC urged to take urgent note of Iran's role in terror

GENEVA: Top human rights officials have appealed to the UN to hold a special session to condemn the Iranian regime for its role in the spread of global terrorism.
Faisal Fouladh, secretary-general of the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society, and Faisal Al-Ahwazi, executive director of the Ahwaz Center for Human Rights, handed the president of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) an urgent appeal against “global terrorism led by the Iranian regime.”
A number of Arab and international organizations that signed the appeal requested the UNHRC to issue a statement condemning the Iranian leadership for fanning global terrorism and to hold a special session on this at the 36th session of the council in September. Copies of the statement were handed to special rapporteurs.
In the appeal, the civil society organizations in the Arab world and other countries called on the UNHRC to identify and respond to terror acts perpetrated and financed by the Iranian regime.
The statement stressed that the regime has violated international laws, agreements, treaties and ethical principles.
The statement was attached with a record of Tehran in supporting terror and extremism. It said that Iran, under its current regime, is the first sponsor and supporter of terror in the world.
The statement has listed many of the terrorist operations that Iran has carried out.


Syrian businessman linked to Assad arrested in Kuwait

Mazen Al-Tarazi has been living in Kuwait for a long while. (AFP/File)
Updated 19 March 2019
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Syrian businessman linked to Assad arrested in Kuwait

  • The businessman has a publishing and advertising company in Kuwait
  • He is blacklisted in the EU

KUWAIT CITY: A prominent Syrian businessman with close ties to Syrian President Bashar Assad has been arrested in Kuwait, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Mazen Al-Tarazi was arrested late Monday at his offices, his lawyer Badr Al-Yacoub told AFP.
He said that he did not yet know the reasons behind his client’s arrest.
Local authorities did not immediately release the charges against Tarazi.
But Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas, citing unnamed informed sources, reported that the businessman is accused of money laundering and printing texts without authorization.
A longtime resident of Kuwait, Tarazi owns a publishing and advertising firm in partnership with a high-profile local businessman, Ahmad Al-Jarallah.
Jarallah confirmed to AFP that police had raided his offices on Monday night and arrested Tarazi’s secretary and two Al-Hadaf magazine employees.
Tarazi is on an EU blacklist of Syrian nationals who have been banned from entry to European states and whose assets have been frozen over their role in the Syria war.