ICJ concerned about gross human rights violations in Iran and Sri Lanka

At the UN Human Rights Council, the ICJ requested that the Government of Iran allow the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit the country expeditiously.

The call comes as Iranian security forces have continued to engage in extrajudicial killing, arbitrary arrest and detention, torture and other ill-treatment of peaceful protesters following the flawed 2009 presidential elections. In addition, the ICJ urged the Government of Sri Lanka to stop a campaign of intimidation against journalists, human rights defenders and members of the opposition.

Iran-Sri Lanka-gross human rights viloations-open letter-2011 (full text, PDF)

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