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UN Committee Rebukes Iran, N. Korea for Rights Violations

The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee has again rebuked Iran for human rights violations. The assembly's Third Committee, which addresses a range of social, humanitarian and human rights issues, on Thursday adopted a nonbinding resolution drafted by Canada on a 76-35 vote, with 68 abstentions. The resolution was based on a report by a U.N. investigator who said executions in Iran have been rising at "an exponential rate'' since 2005 and could top 1,000...

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