Archive for May 10th, 2018


State of Emergency Must Be Lifted for ‘Credible Elections’ in Turkey — UN Human Rights Chief

Human Wrongs Watch 

Long-term restrictions on “freedoms of expression, assembly and association” are incompatible with the holding of “credible elections” in Turkey, on 9 May 2018 said the United Nations human rights chief, calling on the Government to lift its extended state of emergency.

UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.
“Over the past two years, through successive states of emergency, the space for dissent in Turkey has shrunkconsiderably, with at least 29 more journalists jailed on terrorism offences in just the last week of April alone,” said Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in a statement.

‘Subject to the World’s Most Robust Nuclear Verification Regime,’ Iran Has Consistently Stuck to Its Commitments — UN Atomic Agency’s Chief

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9 May 2018 — Speaking the day after the United States withdrew from an international agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme, the head of the United Nations atomic watchdog agency made it clear that Iran has consistently stuck to its commitments.

IAEA/Dean Calma | IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano briefs members of the media at a press conference held during the 1412th Board of Governors meeting on Iran. (file)
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