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News code: 25074
Published Date: Saturday 24 March 2018 - 10:06:02
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UN extends mandate of special rapporteur on Iran

UN extends mandate of special rapporteur on Iran
IRAN  - The United Nations Human Rights Council has renewed the mandate of the Special Rapporteur for human rights in Iran.

Reuters reports that Ahmad Shaheed's mandate to investigate human rights conditions in Iran was extended on Thursday, in a vote of 22 to 5 with 20 abstaining.


Cuba, Bangladesh, Qatar, China and Russia voted against the resolution. 


Mohammad Javad Larijani, the head of Iran's Human Rights Council, said human rights were being used as a pretext to promote the political interests of certain states.

News Code: 25074
Published Date: Saturday 24 March 2018 - 10:06:02
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