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Dr. Shaheed's Work, Press Releases

Press Conference Statement – On 10 March 2016

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen: On 26 February 2016 millions of Iranians participated in elections to select their representatives for parliament and the Assembly of Experts, the body which will select the country’s next Supreme Leader. By all accounts voter participation was high despite the disqualifications of several thousand candidates ...

Press conference by Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran

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2015 UNGA Press Statement

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, In the weeks following the agreement between the international community and the Islamic Republic of Iran over its nuclear program, many posited that the deal would be beneficial for  the country’s human rights situation.  For many, the agreement represents a more engaging posture for Iran ...