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UN Investigator Concerned at Torture in Iran

The U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Iran has said she is worried about the fate of activists and political opponents arrested in the country. Asma Jahangir (pictured), who passed away in February, compiled a report for the U.N. Human Rights Council detailing the use of torture and the of the clampdown on freedom […]

UN urges Iran to Investigate Protest Deaths

UN human rights chief urges Iranian authorities to defuse tensions, investigate protest deaths The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has urged the Iranian authorities “to handle the wave of protests that have taken place around the country with great care so as not to further inflame violence and unrest,” and […]

UN Concerned at Condition of Prisoners in Iran

UN expert concerned at condition of prisoners on hunger strike in Iran The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, Asma Jahangir (pictured), has expressed her deep concern about the situation of a number of prisoners who have been on prolonged hunger strike to protest against their transfer to a high-security […]