UN rights chief urges Iranian authorities to address people’s demands for equality


GENEVA

The UN human rights chief on Thursday called for independent and transparent investigations into rights violations during protests in Iran, where killings are said to have passed 400 this year, and 85 people are on death row for alleged offenses committed as children.

Volker Turk, the UN high commissioner for human rights, was speaking at a special session of the Human Rights Council on Iran’s “deteriorating human rights situation” following an official…



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