[JURIST] A group of UN human rights experts on Friday criticized the government of Iran [press release] for the detentions and harsh sentences of human rights defenders. The Special Rapporteurs on human rights defenders, the situation of human rights in Iran, and the independence of judges and lawyers urged the Iranian government to ensure that human rights defenders are allowed to carry out their legitimate activities and receive adequate protections. The highlighted the cases of several human rights activists who...

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