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News: Iran human rights

IRAN: Rouhani faces widespread protests at UN - report

Iranian dissidents have held widespread protests in New York City ahead of the visit to the United Nations by the Iranian regime's President Hassan Rouhani, Blasting News reported on Wednesday

The Iranian regime has been an "ardent supporter of the Assad regime in Syria," the report said, adding: "Iran has also been accused of fueling the on-going civil war in Yemen."

"Thousands of protesters, most of them Iranian-Americans, took to the streets to denounce Rouhani, and tensions with foreign governments, including the United States and United Kingdom, remain high. Further, the German government and others have also accused Iran of violating the treaty," the report said. 

Executions in Iran have accelerated under Rouhani's leadership, and oppression remaining wide spread, the report added. 

"The NCRI claims that at least 2,000 Iranians, many of them juveniles, have been executed under Rouhani's regime. This claim is backed up by reports from Amnesty International, which in July claimed that Iran had executed nearly 700 people in just six months. The protesters also marked the 1988 mass executions of Iranian dissidents, many of them hailing from the Mojahedin-e-Khalq, and other dissident groups. It is believed that as many as 30,000 people were executed." 

"At the United Nations, British Prime Minister Theresa May met with Rouhani, with much of the conversation focusing on the imprisonment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British citizen currently jailed in Iran."

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