The United Nations Correspondents Association held an on-the-record conversation with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday, August 2nd in the context of the 70th anniversary on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and before he leaves office at the end of August 2018.
The discussion was moderated by the UNCA President and SABC News Correspondent, Sherwin Bryce-Pease, and the High Commissioner took questions from a full room of over 70 journalists.
It is vital to spread the word on this reality. What is at stake is not just geopolitical issues among nations in their dealings with #Iran, but the fate of the #Iranian people who deserve evolved and responsible leaders. twitter.com/farnazfassihi/…
Listening to #Rouhani talk about peace loving Islamic Republic you'd never know the regime jails & persecutes journalists, lawyers, activists, environmentalists, students, etc.. crushing any & all dissent.#HumanRights #Iran #UNGA— Farnaz Fassihi (@farnazfassihi) September 25, 2018
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