Iran: No progress on human rights: Amnesty International Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, October-November 2014
In this submission, Amnesty International expresses concern at the high number of executions in Iran, carried out in violation of international standards for fair trial. Torture and other ill-treatment in detention centres continue to be committed with impunity, while violence against women and girls remains widespread. The authorities have failed to address long-standing discrimination on grounds of sex, sexual orientation, ethnic identity or religious belief. The government maintains undue restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly, and has tightened its control of universities.