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UN human rights c'tee expresses 'deep concern' about Iran

UNITED NATIONS — The UN General Assembly's human rights committee expressed "deep concern" Thursday about Iran's use of flogging, stoning and amputations as punishment in an annual review of the rights situation in several countries worldwide.
The committee voted 80-44 with 57 abstentions to underscore its worries about continued rights violations in Iran. It was a more resounding vote than last year, when the committee voted 74-48 on a similar resolution, with 59 members abstaining.
The measure is expected to be later approved by the full 192-member body.
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