Iran: A Long Run to Comply with Human Rights Obligations
Geneva, 18th October 2011. The Human Rights Committee sent a clear message to the Iranian delegation during the review of the third periodic report on 17 and 18 October 2011. The lack of transparency in the written information sent by the State, as well as the deviating responses during the review, prevented this mechanism to yield its potential as a space for constructive dialogue.
The Committee had a fruitful exchange with the civil society on issues of concern in Iran hours before the Review.
Somali Islamists Kill Two Girls Branded Spies
MOGADISHU, Somalia — ’s most powerful Islamist insurgents, the , executed two teenage girls on Wednesday after deciding they were spies, setting off fears among residents, officials and witnesses said.