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Iran clamps down on critical voices

2 October 2012 (Geneva) The UN Human Rights Office is seriously concerned by the arrest and imprisonment of several prominent human rights defenders, journalists and political activists in the Islamic Republic of Iran in the past two weeks. This appears to reflect a further severe clamp down on critical voices ...

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UN Special Rapporteur seeks engagement with Iran

19 October 2011 NEW YORK – The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, presented his first report* to the UN General Assembly, and briefed Member States on his efforts to establish a dialogue with the country. “This ...