Tag - OHCHR

Iran situation ‘critical’ with more than 300 killed in protests: UN


New York: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said that the situation in Iran was "critical", describing a hardening of the authorities' response to protests that have resulted in more than 300 deaths in the past two months. "We urge your authorities to address the people's demands for equality, dignity and rights instead of using...

India slams UN Human Rights’ comments on Teesta Setalvad


New Delhi: India dismissed as “completely unwarranted” the remarks by the UN Human Rights office over the arrest of social activist Teesta Setalvad and said these comments “constitute an interference” in the country’s independent judicial system. The UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has voiced concern over the arrest and detention of...