Speaking of Iran

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

March 17, 2014
Speaking of Iran
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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

A number of positive overtures have been made by the new Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, apparently aimed at advancing President Hassan Rouhani’s campaign pledges to strengthen human rights protections for civil, political, social, cultural and economic rights, and at remedying some cases of human rights violations. This includes the proposal of a new charter for citizens’ rights. Since September 2013, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has released 80 individuals, some of whom appear to have been prosecuted for peacefully exercising their fundamental rights to expression, belief, association or assembly.1 Some detainees were furloughed for a few days; others appear to have been permanently released, while hundreds of others remain in some form of confinement, including several individuals whose detention was identified as arbitrary by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention  

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