The human rights group of 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi of Iran is warning against a "systematic violation" of human rights in the country.
In its annual report, the Defenders of Human Rights Center criticizes the government's treatment of dissidents, journalists, student activists, labour unionists, and women, as well as an increased use of the death penalty.
The group is one of most vocal critics of the human-rights situation in Iran.
Ebadi's Group Warns Of 'Systematic' Rights Violations In Iran
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