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U.N. Rights Investigator Highly Critical of Iran

OCT. 27, 2015 – By RICK GLADSTONE – The special United Nations investigator of human rights in Iran presented a highly critical report on Tuesday that contradicted the Tehran government’s own assessment, describing a record rate of executions, a deeply flawed judiciary and repression of journalists, dissidents, women and freedom of expression.

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Silencing journalist and activists weakens protection of human rights in Iran, UN expert warns

United Nations Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed

GENEVA (5 June 2015) – OHCHR –The detention of journalists and human rights defenders weakens the protection of human rights of all in Iran, United Nations Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed has said today, expressing serious concerns at the arbitrary and unlawful arrest, detention and prosecution of journalists and rights activists in the country.

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“Stop the executions” – UN rights experts alarmed at the sharp increase in hangings in Iran

OHCHR – GENEVA (22 January 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteurs on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, and on summary executions, Christof Heyns, today called on the Government of Iran to urgently halt the abrupt surge in hangings in the country since the start of 2014.

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