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Muslim states demand action at UN after ‘Islamaphobic’ Quran burning

Supporters of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, a religious and political party, chant slogans as they gather during a protest to denounce the desecration of Koran outside a mosque in the Swedish capital Stockholm, in Karachi, Pakistan, on 7th July, 2023.

Geneva, SwitzerlandReuters Muslim states including Iran and Pakistan on Tuesday said desecration of the Koran amounted to inciting religious hatred and called for accountability, as the UN rights body debated a contentious motion in the wake of a Quran burning in Sweden. The motion, brought by Pakistan in response to last month’s incident, seeks a […]

UN urges North Korea to confirm fate of forcibly disappeared people

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Volker Turk delivers a statement in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on 10th February, 2023.

Seoul, South KoreaReuters The United Nations Human Rights office in Seoul called on North Korea on Tuesday to confirm the fate and whereabouts of people who have been disappeared under its regime, accusing Pyongyang of violating the rights of the victims and their loved ones for decades. In a report on enforced disappearance and abductions […]