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Amid wave of protests in Iran, UN rights chief urges impartial probe into all acts of violence
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Tuesday, 02 January 2018
Amid wave of protests in Iran, UN rights chief urges impartial probe into all acts of violence
The top United Nations human rights official on Wednesday urged the Iranian authorities to handle the protests that have taken place around the country “with great care” so as not to further inflame violence and unrest.Read Full Article ...
 
UN experts decry Saudi Arabia’s use of anti-terror laws against peaceful activists
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Monday, 01 January 2018
UN experts decry Saudi Arabia’s use of anti-terror laws against peaceful activists
United Nations human rights experts deplored Saudi Arabia’s continued use of counter-terrorism and security-related laws against human rights defenders and urg...
 
UN regrets reported loss of life amid Iranian protests
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Monday, 01 January 2018
UN regrets reported loss of life amid Iranian protests
The United Nations regrets the reported loss of life resulting from the protests in Iran, and hopes that further violence will be avoided, a spokesperson for t...
 
UN rights expert ‘disappointed’ by Myanmar’s decision to refuse visit
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Tuesday, 19 December 2017
UN rights expert ‘disappointed’ by Myanmar’s decision to refuse visit
The United Nations expert on the human rights situation in Myanmar on Wednesday expressed disappointment at the Government’s decision to deny her all access to...
 
Over 130 civilians killed in 11 days in airstrikes in Yemen, reports UN rights office
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Monday, 18 December 2017
Over 130 civilians killed in 11 days in airstrikes in Yemen, reports UN rights office
Voicing deep concern over the surge in civilian casualties in Yemen in airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, following the killing of former President Ali Abd...
 
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