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Persistent persecution of Bahá’í in Yemen ‘unacceptable,’ and must stop, says UN expert

Content by: UN News Centre 22 May 2017 – In Yemen, Bahá’ís are under pressure to recant their faith, according to a United Nations rights expert, noting that in April, the Public Prosecutor reportedly summoned by phone at least 30 members of ...

UN experts urge Indonesia to free jailed politicians, repeal its blasphemy law

Content by: UN News Centre 22 May 2017 – A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the Government of Indonesia to review and repeal its blasphemy law following the recent conviction and imprisonment of the former governor of ...

Venezuela: UN human rights chief regrets opposition leader being blocked to travel

Content by: UN News Centre 19 May 2017 – Amid rising violence in Venezuela, the United Nations human rights chief has expressed regret that the Latin American country’s opposition leader was allegedly blocked from leaving the country for New ...

UN envoy urges defusing tensions over Palestinian hunger strike in Israeli jails

Content by: UN News Centre 18 May 2017 – The United Nations envoy on the Middle East peace process today called for an immediate resolution to the growing tensions over a hunger strike by Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails.


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