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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.

    Read the full report here