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Pakistan blasphemy death sentence ‘travesty of justice’, say UN experts 

Independent UN human rights experts condemned on Friday the death sentence of a university lecturer charged with blasphemy in Pakistan, calling the ruling "a travesty of justice".

News in Brief 29 October 2018

  • “Millions of children” globally poisoned by pollution
  • Tents arrive for 10,000 Indonesians made homeless by earthquake
  • Saudi Arabia: Halt death sentences on minors, say UN experts
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Death sentence of Iranian doctor “absolute outrage”

The death sentence of an alternative medicine doctor in Iran has been called an “absolute outrage” by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (

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Egypt’s legal system needs reform, UN and African experts say after mass death sentences

In the wake of the second wave of mass death sentences handed down in Egypt last month, a group of African and United Nations human rights experts today called on authorities to bring the country’s legal system into compliance with international and regional standards.