TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran plans to try in absentia 26 US officials is believes violated human rights, the latest attempt to turn the tables on Western accusations about Tehran's rights record. Lawmaker Esmail Kosari told Monday's newspapers the Americans would be tried in absentia and their files passed on to international tribunals. He did not identify the officials but it is likely they are the same people listed on a parliamentary bill to be subjected to Iranian sanctions. They include former Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, his deputy Paul Wolfowitz, and military commanders at US detention centres Abu Ghraib in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. There was no immediate comment on the Iranian move by the US authorities. The sanctions motion, which has yet to be approved by the full parliament, came after the UN Human Rights Council appointed a special investigator to look into human rights abuses in Iran. Lawmakers have called on the government to ban Ahmed Shaheed, a former Maldives foreign minister, from entering the country. Iran rejects accusations about its human rights record and denies it used excessive force to crush protests after the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in June 2009. Tehran says US-led wars in its neighbours Iraq and Afghanistan resulted in massive human rights violations.