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UN rights expert condemns Iran’s ‘illegal’ execution of 12 people on drug-related charges

The United Nations rights expert on the situation of human rights in Iran has expressed outrage over the execution of 12 people on drug-related charges, just days after he had publicly appealed to the Iranian authorities not to go ahead with the capital punishment.

UN expert urges Iran to halt executions of 12 individuals for drug-related offences

The United Nations rights expert on the situation of human rights in Iran has called on the Government to immediately halt the execution of 12 individuals, all of whom have been reportedly sentenced to death for drug-related offences.

On anniversary of Iran deal, UN calls for implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

The top United Nations political official today called for implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) under which Iran reaffirmed that it would not seek, develop or acquire nuclear weapons.

Detention, heavy fines for artistic expression in Iran ‘unacceptable,’ say UN rights experts

UN human rights experts on cultural rights and on freedom of expression have expressed concern at the imprisonment and imposition of heavy fines against three artists in the Islamic Republic of Iran earlier this month and have called for their immediate release.

UN rights office ‘appalled’ by Iran’s sentencing of anti-death penalty campaigner

The United Nations human rights arm today denounced Iran’s sentencing of an already-imprisoned human right defender, Nargis Mohammadi, to 16 years in prison, calling for the immediate release of her and all those detained for merely exercising their human rights.

Iran: UN rights chief calls for end to executions for drug offences

The United Nations human rights chief today appealed to Iran to halt executions for drug offences until the new Parliament debates a proposed law that would remove the mandatory death penalty for drug crimes.

Iran’s execution of juvenile offenders draws concern of UN rights expert

An independent United Nations human rights expert today raised continuing serious concerns about the extremely high rate of executions, especially for juvenile offenders, and fundamental flaws in the administration of justice in Iran.

Following missile launch, Ban calls on Iran not to increase tensions through ‘hasty actions’

Following yesterday’s ballistic missile launch conducted by Iran, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the Government “to act with moderation, caution and the good sense not to increase tensions through any hasty actions.”

UN atomic energy chief prioritizes verification, monitoring in Iran for 2016

Noting that 2016 will be an important year for nuclear security, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today presented the Agency’s plan for the year, which includes verification and monitoring work in Iran among its top priorities.

Long-term funding crucial to monitoring nuclear agreement with Iran, UN atomic chief warns

The head of the United Nations nuclear agency today called for long-term predictable funding to monitor Iran’s agreement with the international community to never seek, develop or acquire nuclear weapons.