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Plight of Iranian environmentalists raised at Glasgow summit

An Iranian advocacy group seized the opportunity of the UN climate change conference to highlight the plight of Iranian environmentalists facing pressure and prosecution under the Islamic Republic.
Demonstrators attend a demonstration organized by the Anglo-Iranian Community.

As world leaders convened in the Scottish city of Glasgow to discuss challenges and solutions on climate change, an Iranian rights group attempted to draw their attention to the hardships endured by environmentalists under the Islamic Republic establishment.

In a public letter to the summit participants, the group detailed how Iranian environmentalists are being “killed, detained and tortured” by the authorities. The committee urged the international community to mount pressure on the Iranian government to abandon those practices.

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