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Iran protests: UN council votes to investigate human rights abuses

Iran protests: UN council votes to investigate human rights abuses

Official says country is in ‘fully fledged human rights crisis’ as fact-finding mission launchedThe UN’s human rights council has voted overwhelmingly to set up a fact-finding investigation into human rights abuses in Iran, where an estimated 300 people have been killed and 14,000 arrested since protests began 10 weeks ago.At a special session convened by Germany in Geneva the HRC voted by 25 to six to set up the inquiry, with 15 abstaining. The vote is regarded as a significant victory for human rights defenders, since a mechanism now exists to file evidence of abuses by the state, making the possibility of prosecutions in international courts more likely.

The Guardian, Benzer haberler