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Iranian Groups Urge UN To Assess Human Rights Situation

Shiva Nazar Ahari
Six Iranian human rights watchdogs have urged the United Nations to send a delegation to Iran to assess the human rights situation there.

The organizations, based both in Iran and abroad, sent a letter to the UN on the eve of the international Human Rights Day, which is being marked today.

Shiva Nazar Ahari of the Students Committee to Defend Political Prisoners told RFE/RL's Radio Farda that "it is very important for the international community to find out the truth about human rights abuses in Iran."

The Iranian human rights activists cited up to 250 cases of human rights abuses in their letter, adding that all of the data was based upon official reports.