UN’s Serious Concern over Rights in Iran

The United Nations’ General Assembly adopted a resolution yesterday (19th December), expressing serious concern over human rights abuses in Iran. The resolution was recommended to the General Assembly on 21st November by its Third Committee, which considers human rights issues on their behalf, and was accepted by the General Assembly with a vote of 72 in favour to 50 against, with 55 abstentions.

The resolution calls upon the Government of Iran to ensure full respect for the rights to freedom of assembly, opinion and expression, and to eliminate the use of torture and other cruel forms of punishment, as well as discrimination based on religious, ethnic, linguistic and gender grounds.

See also: UN Concern over Human Rights in Iran

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