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Release jailed dissident on medical grounds, UN experts urge Iran

United Nations independent human rights experts, on Tuesday, called on Iranian authorities to immediately release a political activist, said to be at risk of severe health complications and even death, if not provided with appropriate medical care.

News in Brief 6 April 2021

  • Clarity still needed on effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine passports: WHO 
  • Scale of acute hunger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, ‘staggering’ 
  • Refugee agency supports health care for 120,000 refugees in Iran  
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Rights experts demand Iran release academic ‘nearing death’ in solitary confinement

United Nations independent human rights experts on Thursday called on Iran to immediately release Iranian-Swedish academic Ahmadreza Djalali, reported to be in a “near death” condition after months of prolonged solitary confinement. 

News in Brief 5 March 2021

  • 1,600 vaccinated in Guinea Ebola virus outbreak but more jabs needed: WHO 
  • COVID-19 cases surge in West Bank in February but fall in Gaza  
  • Iran: condemnation for killing of Baloch minority protesters 
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UN’s nuclear watchdog agency will not be ‘bargaining chip’ in Iran nuclear deal

The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog agency told journalists on Monday that inspections in Iran should not be used as a “bargaining chip” to revive a troubled nuclear deal. 

Experts accuse Iran of rights violations in shooting down Ukraine airlines flight

Iran committed multiple human rights violations in shooting downing Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Flight PS752 last year and in the aftermath of the deadly attack, two  independent experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Tuesday. 

Nuclear energy agency reaches temporary inspection solution with Iran

The UN-backed International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has reached a temporary deal with Iran so that monitoring of the country’s nuclear programme can continue, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi  announced at a press conference in Vienna on Sunday.

Fire at Afghan-Iranian border hits vital humanitarian assistance: UN migration agency

A catastrophic fire on Saturday, at a border between Afghanistan and Iran has damaged an UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) reception centre, stalling services for Afghan migrants returning to their country. 

News in Brief 4 February 2021

  • Warlord found guilty of crimes against humanity in northern Uganda - ICC 
  • IFRC launches plan to help vaccinate 500 million against COVID-19 
  • Iran: rights experts alarmed over execution of Baloch minority prisoners 
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Iran: Human rights experts condemn execution of Baloch minority prisoner

United Nations independent human rights experts on Thursday, condemned the hanging of a prisoner from the Baloch minority in Iran, voicing fear that a “disturbing” recent increase in executions of community members “will continue”.