• UN rights chief says ‘full-fledged' crisis underway in Iran amid crackdown on protesters

    3 days ago - By Bésame

    CNN
    By Mostafa Salem, Niamh Kennedy and Sana Noor Haq, CNN
    Iran is in a “full-fledged human rights crisis” as authorities clamp down on anti-regime dissidents, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Chief Volker Turk.
    Turk called for “independent, impartial and transparent investigative processes” into violations of human rights in Iran during a special session of the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday.
    The Islamic Republic has been gripped by a wave of anti-government protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian woman detained by...
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