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Tehran: Iranian footballers sang the national anthem ahead of the World Cup clash against Wales, unlike not doing so in the opening match, which triggered a controversy. more
UN rights body launches Iran human rights investigation

New York: Following calls from UN human rights chief Volker Türk for an independent investigation into ongoing deadly violence against protesters in Iran, the Human Rights Council ha ...

Iran: 40 people killed in protests over past week – OHCHR

New York: More than 40 people have been killed in Iran during the past week, including two teenagers, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.

Thousands held in Iran for peacefully protesting must be released: OHCHR

New York: The UN human rights office, OHCHR, called on Tuesday for the immediate release of thousands of Iranian citizens who have been detained after peacefully demonstrating against the ...

Time for ‘concrete action’ by international community to hold Iran’s security forces to account

New York: Condemnation of the brutal and on-going crackdown of protests in Iran is “not enough”, said the UN independent human rights expert for the country on Thursday, calli ...

Crowd greets Iranian sport climber Elnaz Rekabi who broke hijab rule

Tehran: A large crowd at Tehran airport greeted an Iranian sport climber who competed without a headscarf at a competition in South Korea, calling her a "heroine".

Women demonstrate in Kabul over Mahsa Amini's death, Taliban fire into air disperse protesters

Kabul: The Taliban forces shot in the air to disperse the women protesters who had assembled in front of the Iranian Embassy in Kabul to demonstrate against the death of Mahsa Amini.

Iran: UN experts demand stay of execution for two women LGBT rights activists

New York: Iran must immediately stay the executions of two womensentenced to death for supporting the human rights of lesbian, gay,bisexual, trans and gender-diverse (LGBT) people, a larg ...

Iran: UN condemns violent crackdown against hijab protests

Authorities in Iran must fully respect the rights of protestors calling for justice for Mahsa Amini, the young woman who died in custody after being arrested for allegedly violating stric ...

UN experts strongly condemn death of Mahsa Amini, ‘victim of Iran’s sustained repression’

New York: UN independent human rights experts on Thursday strongly condemned the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody following her arrest for allegedly failing to ...