The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed serious concerns about the sharp rise in executions in Iran, calling for the country to immediately halt their use of the death penalty.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe highlights a rise in cases of torture and ill-treatment in Turkey’s detention facilities, contradicting the nation’s declared zero tolerance policy.
The remains of 41 Yazidis have been given a proper burial in Sinjar, exhumed from mass graves of victims of the 2014 Islamic State atrocities, while a conference focusing on Yazidi women and the future of Sinjar is set to take place in the European Parliament.
In other news, a Syrian refugee faces up to xenophobic chants in Turkey. The Syrian woman emphasised her and her community’s efforts to integrate and contribute to Turkish society.
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