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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”. 

‘Imminent’ Iran execution must be halted, urges UN human rights office

The imminent execution in Iran of a man who was allegedly tortured into confessing that he belonged to a jihadist group must be stopped, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday.

News in Brief 29 January 2021

  • Central African Republic crisis forces 200,000 from homes in under two months 
  • ‘Imminent’ Iran execution must be halted, urges UN human rights office 
  • Venezuela: UN rights expert to assess impact of unilateral sanctions  
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Callamard calls for ‘clear, explicit and unambiguous standards’ to protect civilian planes during conflicts

Urgent measures are needed to protect civilian aircraft flying over conflict zones or other areas where military tensions are high, a UN independent human rights expert said on Thursday. 

Iran execution of child offender breaks international law: UN rights office

The execution of an Iranian man for a crime allegedly committed when he was 16 years old has been condemned by the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and raised concerns over violations of his right to a fair trial.

Iran nuclear deal: ‘Heated rhetoric and the heightened risk of miscalculation’ widen differences

Although the landmark Iran nuclear deal could improve regional stability if fully implemented, increased tensions have highlighted the risks posed by escalation, the UN’s Political and Peacebuilding Affairs chief told the Security Council on Tuesday.