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Iran: The Human Rights Council should address the crisis of impunity resulting from Iran's ongoing crimes against humanity

, Index number: MDE 13/9828/2019

Amnesty International's written statement to the 40th session of the Human Rights Council (25 February – 22 March 2019). Amnesty International urges all states to renew and support the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, and urges the Iranian authorities to cooperate with the mandate. The organization deeply values the work of the Special Rapporteur in investigating and reporting on wide-ranging human rights violations that the Iranian authorities are committing against their people. It also greatly appreciates the urgent appeals that the Special Rapporteur issues on behalf of individuals who are bearing the brunt of rights violations. The impact of these interventions in saving lives, reducing suffering and demanding accountability cannot be understated.

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