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A UN Special Rapporteur released final findings Monday pressing for an international accountability mechanism to investigate and prosecute individuals involved in the mass arrest and killing of thousands during the 1980s. In the findings, Javaid Rehman, the Special Rapporteur for the Islamic Republic of Iran, set out how the violations of human rights committed during [...]

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei defended a 2020 law which prevented a return to the JCPOA nuclear agreement in a meeting with Iranian members of parliament on Sunday. Sunday’s parliamentary session was also attended by President-elect Masoud Pezeskhian, who is seen as a reformist. Although Pezeskhian had announced that he would work more closely with [...]

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The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) targeted a Yemeni fuel depot and port on Saturday in a strike attack responding to Houthi rebel attacks on Israel over the past months. The strike is Israel’s first retaliation in Yemen following an attack on Tel Aviv by a Houthi drone which killed one person and injured 10 others. [...]

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The US Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General announced an investigation Wednesday into the Secret Service’s process for securing the Trump campaign rally on July 13 where one spectator was killed and several others, including the former president, were injured in an apparent assassination attempt. It is unclear when this investigation began as it is [...]

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Human Rights Watch reported on Monday that Iranian security forces employed lethal force against predominantly Kurdish border couriers that passed rugged terrain to transport goods between Iraq and Iran. Kurdish border couriers interviewed by Human Rights Watch said that Iranian security forces shot them and killed their relatives, and beat them in detention. A border [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi urged the international community on Sunday to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghans in and outside the country in light of the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), at least 18 million and over 3.5 million Afghans needed urgent humanitarian assistance and were displaced [...]

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Iranian authorities arrested outspoken lawyer Mohsen Borhani for publicly criticizing how the government handled the 2022 protests over the death of Mahsa Amini, Iranian media reported Sunday. Mahsa Amini was a 22-year-old whose arrest in 2022 by Iranian police for allegedly failing to wear her required hijab correctly and subsequent death in custody prompted massive [...]

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Law students and young lawyers in Afghanistan are reporting for JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover. For privacy and security reasons, we are withholding the name of  our correspondent filing this dispatch.   The Doha Meeting on the situation in Afghanistan brought together representatives from 25 countries as well as 5 major international [...]

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Law students and young lawyers in Afghanistan are reporting for JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover. For privacy and security reasons, we are withholding the name of  our correspondent filing this dispatch.  The international community has begun two days of high-level meetings in Doha, Qatar focusing on the situation in Afghanistan. This [...]

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