UN rights body appoints Iran human rights monitor

The U.N. Human Rights Council has voted to approve a U.S.-backed resolution to appoint a rapporteur to monitor the sate of human rights in Iran. Expressing grave concern about the Iranian government’s crackdown on dissent and anti-government protesters since disputed June 2009 presidential elections, the 47-member Geneva-based rights body voted 22 in favor, 7 against, [… ]