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UN expert to investigate alleged rights violations in Iran through diaspora in the US and Canada

The result of these findings will be reflected in his report to the General Assembly in October 2013. ... Read more

Iran: UN experts concerned at barring of women presidential candidates and freedom restrictions

UN experts say disqualifications of Iranian presidential candidates based on gender, belief and association violate human rights law. ... Read more

UN human rights experts urge Iran to release Baha’i community leaders

Five years into the arrest of Baha'i leaders, concerns about illegal detention and withering freedom of religion in Iran grow. ... Read more

UN expert raises alarm over increased degree of seriousness of human rights violations

GENEVA (12 Mars 2013) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed ... Read more

UN experts call for immediate release of key opposition leaders ahead of presidential elections

(11 February 2013) – Special Rapporteurs on Iran and assembly and association expressed all for their immediate release of Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi. ... Read more

UN human rights experts urge Iran to release journalists and stop targeting media

(5 February 2013) UN independent experts call on Iran to release journalists detained in recent weeks and stop a broader campaign to crack down on media ahead of the presidential elections. ... Read more

Iran: UN rights experts urge Government to halt the execution of five Ahwazi activists

(25 January 2013) A group of United Nations independent experts on Iran, peaceful assembly and of association, extrajudicial executions, torture and minorities today urged the Iranian authorities to halt the execution of five Ahwazi activists, who are at imminent risk after their death sentences were recently upheld by the Supreme Court. ... Read more

UN experts call for an independent and impartial investigation into the death in custody of a blogger

(15 November 2012) United Nations human rights experts urge Iran to investigate the death and alleged torture in custody of Iranian blogger Sattar Beheshti. ... Read more

UN expert in second mission to probe human rights in Iran through diaspora in Europe

(9 November 2012) UN Special Rapporteur, Ahmed Shaheed, will launch his second fact-finding mission to three European countries which host Iranian diaspora. ... Read more

UN human rights experts urge immediate release of Sakharov Prize winners

(1 November 2012) UN experts call for the immediate release from prison of lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and Film-maker Jafar Panahi, both recently awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought . ... Read more

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