Iran: No progress on human rights
In the submission prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Iran in October-November 2014, Amnesty International noted the following concerns:
- Executions, including of juvenile offenders, carried out in violation of international standards for fair trial.
- Torture and other ill-treatment in detention centres continue to be committed with impunity,
- Violence against women and girls,
- Discrimination on grounds of sex, sexual orientation, ethnic identity or religious belief.
- Religious and ethnic minorities.
- Criminalization of Adult same-sex sexual conduct.
- Undue restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly, affecting in particular human rights defenders, trade unionists, women’s rights activists, journalists and student activists,
- Control of universities, including by limiting academic freedoms.
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