UN urges Iran nuclear talks to include human rights

By REUTERS
July 3, 2014 14:13

 
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VIENNA - Talks between Iran and six world powers aimed at clinching a deal on Iran's contested nuclear programme should include human rights concerns, the UN human rights chief said on Thursday.

UN Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said the United Nations was especially worried about executions in Iran, including the planned execution of a woman convicted of murdering her husband at the age of 17.

"These very many acts of execution stemming from trials that we feel are not fair or trials on spurious charges are all huge concerns," she told journalists on the sidelines of a conference in Vienna.

"I do encourage that any talks with Iran fully cover the human rights situation. We do need a commitment on the part of Iran that they will protect the human rights of their citizens."

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