Sunday, October 16, 2011

UN Special Rapporteur releases interim report on human rights situation in Iran


Persian2English – The UN Special Rapporteur’s interim report on Iran was released today. Following the release of the report, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said that the Iranian government “should immediately allow access to the UN-appointed Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed to address Iran’s ongoing human rights crisis.”

The Iranian authorities have not allowed Ahmed Shaheed or any other UN official to visit Iran to further investigate the numerous human rights violations reports.

The interim report by the Special Rapporteur documents the multi-faceted human rights crisis gripping Iran. It provides details of the persecution and prosecution of civil society actors, including political activists, journalists, students, artists, lawyers, and environmental activists; as well as the routine denial of freedom of assembly, women’s rights, the rights of religious and ethnic minorities, and the skyrocketing rates of executions.

Read the full text of the Special Rapporteur’s interim report on the 

human rights situation in Iran

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