Torture confessions in Iran highlighted by UN

Three United Nations human rights experts say that Iranian authorities used methods amounting to torture to extract confessions from opposition figures, lawyers and journalists as amass trial continues in Tehran.

15th August, 2009

Three United Nations human rights experts say that Iranian authorities used methods amounting to torture to extract confessions from opposition figures, lawyers and journalists as amass trial continues in Tehran.

‘‘I truly believe that these complaints will stand up to scrutiny,” said Manfred Nowak, an independent investigator appointed by the UN. The trial, which includes several British embassy workers, has seen dozens charged with rioting and plotting to topple the ruling Islamic system....

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