07/04/2018 Ms. Asma Jahangir, Press Releases (Jahangir)

Press Releases

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UN rights experts urge Iran to halt the imminent execution of juvenile offender Hamid Ahmadi

GENEVA (2 February 2017) – A group of United Nations human rights experts* has appealed to the Islamic Republic of Iran to immediately halt the execution of juvenile offender Hamid Ahmadi, who is scheduled to be executed by hanging on Saturday, 4 February. Read more–>


“Prisoners of conscience at risk of dying after prolonged hunger strike”

GENEVA ( 9 January 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, Ms. Asma Jahangir, today raised alarm over the critical health situation of several prisoners of conscience on prolonged hunger strike in the country. Read more–>


UN experts condemn charges against Iranian woman seeking missing relatives

GENEVA (24 November 2016) – Iran must end the harassment of a woman trying to learn the fate of her brother and his newborn daughter, who disappeared from prison more than 30 years ago, a group of United Nations human rights experts has said. Read more–>


UN experts urge Iran to halt juvenile’s execution

GENEVA (17 January 2016) – UN experts today urged the Islamic Republic of Iran to halt the possibly imminent execution of a juvenile offender. Read more–>