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Iran: Protection of human rights must go beyond fine words

, N° d'index: MDE 13/061/2014

The Iranian authorities’ decision to withhold their position on all the recommendations made during the country’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) until the next session of the UN Human Rights Council in March 2015 should not be another delaying tactics to avoid criticism, said Amnesty International. The authorities should rather use this time to go beyond rosy proclamations and take concrete steps to improve their abysmal human rights record.

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