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Dangerous migrant pushbacks in the Mediterranean

Migrants

The UN voiced alarm at reports that nations are failing to aid migrants in distress on the Mediterranean Sea, preventing assistance by NGOs and ordering pushbacks of their boats. Limitations against humanitarians who rescue migrant vessels in the central Mediterranean are putting lives at risk and must be lifted immediately, …

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Iran prevents Baha’i minority from obtaining the national identity, removes ‘other religions’ option from ID cards

Iran prevents Baha’i minority from obtaining national identity, removes ‘other religions’ option from ID cards

Iranian authorities have denied issuing new identity cards to its Baha’i minority. As per the report submitted by UN special rapporteur to Iran, Javaid Rehman, Iranian law acknowledges only Zoroastrians, Jews, and Christians as the country’s religious minorities. Rehman mentioned in his July 2019 report that Iran considered Baha’is as …

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