An Iranian protestor, prosecuted in a post-Ashura trials on charges of Moharebeh, or “enmity against God”, is in danger of imminent execution, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.
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Amid the greatest national political upheaval since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran launched a full-scale assault on the media and the opposition. In mid-June, mass protests erupted in response to official election results showing incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad winning by a large margin against his main opposition challenger, reformist Mir-Hossein Mousavi. The government responded with a wide-ranging and cruel campaign to suppress dissent.
By the terms of three draft resolutions approved today in the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural), the General Assembly would address the human rights situations in three Member States — Myanmar, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and Iran — despite strong objections by numerous delegations over the ongoing tabling of country-specific resolutions.
(20 November 2009) The Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution today strongly condemning Iran for violating the human rights of its citizens. The approval by a vote of 74 for, versus 48 against, paves the way for adoption of the resolution by the General Assembly in [...]