UN strongly condemns human rights violations in Iran in face of increasing repression of human rights defenders

Paris, Tuesday, 27 November 2012 – The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Iranian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LDDHI) welcome the passing today of the resolution on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran by a resounding majority in the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee of the UN General Assembly.
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IRAN: Arbitrary conviction of Abdolfattah Soltani’s spouse in an attempt to silence human rights defenders and their families

Paris-Geneva, November 20, 2012. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), is appalled by the sentencing of  human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani’s spouse.
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Iran: UN experts call for an independent and impartial investigation into the death in custody of a blogger

GENEVA (15 November 2012) – A group of United Nations experts today urged the Government of Iran to undertake a thorough, independent and impartial investigation of the death in custody of Iranian blogger Sattar Beheshti, particularly the allegations of torture, and to make the result of such an investigation public.

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