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Iran dismisses UN rights criticism

UN General Assembly’s human rights committee expressed “deep concern” over “ongoing human rights violations” in Iran.

ran has rejected a resolution passed by a UN committe condemning Iran’s human rights record.

The resolution said the assembly “expresses deep concern at serious ongoing human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran”.

Such violations include torture, flogging, amputations, stoning, and “pervasive gender inequality and
violence against women”.

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