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Dr. Ahmed Shaheed
11 Oct 2012 NewYork

today – 11 October 2012 – Dr. Ahmed Shaheed,  UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran,  released his 3rd  report in the 67th session of the UN General Assembly

“” The present report does not cover all potential violations of human rights in
the country, but provides an overview of the prevailing human rights situation, with
a focus on systemic issues that pose obstacles to the ability of the Islamic Republic
of Iran to comply with its international obligations…””

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human
rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Contents                                                                                                            Page
I. Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………………… 3
II. Methodology …………………………………………………………………………………………. 4
III. Civil and political rights ………………………………………………………………………….. 5
A. Freedom of expression and the right to information ……………………………………. 5

B. Freedoms of assembly and association ……………………………………………………… 9

Human rights defenders ……………………………………………………………………………. 10

C. Freedom of religion ………………………………………………………………………………. 10

  1. Baha’i community …………………………………………………………………………………. 11
  2. Christian community …………………………………………………………………………….. 11
  3. Dervish community  ……………………………………………………………………………..  12

D. Administration of justice ……………………………………………………………………….. 13

  1. The revised Islamic Penal Code ……………………………………………………………….13
  2. Rights of due process …………………………………………………………………………… 14
  3. Independence of the legal community …………………………………………………….. 15
  4. Situation in prisons ………………………………………………………………………………. 16
  5. Torture, cruel and degrading punishments and executions ………………………..16

IV . Economic, social and cultural rights ………………………………………………………. 17
The rights to education, economic, social and cultural development ……….. 17

  1. The Arab community ……………………………………………………………………………. 19
  2. Azeris …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 20

V. Rights of the child …………………………………………………………………………………  21
A. Executions, cruel and degrading punishment ………………………………………….. 21
B. Child marriage   ……………………………………………………………………………………. 21

read the full report on United Nation’s Webpage  here

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ICHRI’s podcast – interview conducted in May 2012 with Dr. Ahmed Shaheed , in which he discusses his concerns about executions, torture, lack of due process, and treatment of juvenile offenders. He also discusses the methodology for his reports, in light of Iranian authorities’ continued refusal to allow him to enter the country to monitor the deteriorating human rights situation.

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