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“Climate of fear” causes UN human rights in Iran expert to be “deeply troubled”

14/11/2012

A “climate of fear” where journalists, human rights defenders and minorities face wrongful arrest and imprisonment with little hope of legal due process is causing United Nations’ human rights in Iran expert Ahmed Shaheed to be “deeply troubled”, according to a news report.

Mr Shaheed, in his report to the UN’s General Assembly, called for the immediate release of all “prisoners of conscience” in Iran, highlighting the current incarceration of more than 40 journalists and some 30 human rights defenders.

For more, http://news.bahai.org/story/928

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