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UN body expresses concern over Iran's human rights record

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 4 November 2011
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, UN body expresses concern over Iran's human rights record, 4 November 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4ec5044823.html [accessed 18 December 2014]
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November 04, 2011

The UN Human Rights Committee has voiced concerns over Iran's record on guaranteeing the rights of religious and ethnic minorities as well as the rising number of executions in the country.

The committee said it was disturbed by the continuing discrimination and arrest of religious and ethnic minorities as well as homosexuals.

It also expressed disquiet at the frequency of capital punishment imposed on juveniles.

It said the vague definition and the wide range of offences for which the punishment is used were of particular concern.

compiled from agency reports

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