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Good morning, this is Kasmira. As Iranians residing in Geneva gathered for a rally outside the UN today, inside the Palais walls, members of an independent fact-finding mission said the death of Mahsa Amini in custody of Iran's morality police in September 2022 was unlawful.

Geneva's acclaimed human rights film festival came to a close on Sunday, with films on childhood trauma, displacement and occupation awarded the top prizes. And Cern's former director celebrates 100 years on Earth – a big part of it on a quest to uncover the roots of its existence.

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Shaheen Sardar Ali, a member of the independent international commission of inquiry on Iran, which concluded that the Iranian authorities had perpetrated acts amounting to crimes against humanity in the repression of demonstrations in 2022. (UN Web TV)

🇮🇷 At Human Rights Council, countries denounce deterioration of rights in Iran. A group of 54 countries, including Switzerland, asked Iran's authorities to “put an end to impunity” and to renounce a law which would toughen the penalties linked to the Islamic veil.

Swissinfo (FR)

🎥Human Rights Film Festival: Winners hone in on Russia and Gaza. The 22nd edition of the FIFDH Human Rights Film Festival awarded one of its top prizes to Mohamed Jalaby's 'Life is Beautiful', a story of a Palestinian stranded outside Gaza, as the annual Geneva event came to a close on Sunday.

Euronews (EN)

🕊️China is considering taking part in the Ukraine peace conference. Interviewed by Swiss-German newspaper NZZ, China's ambassador Wang Shihting did not rule out his country's participation in the Ukraine summit planned by Switzerland. But he doesn't believe in too much foreign policy activity.


🥼 Former CERN head has served science and peace for 100 years. If Herwig Schopper, the grandfather of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, has learned anything during his 100 years on Earth, it’s that breakthroughs only happen when we work together.

Swissinfo (EN)

🥖Gaza far exceeds famine-level food shortages, monitor says. Extreme food shortages in parts of the Gaza Strip have already exceeded famine levels, and mass death is now imminent without an immediate ceasefire and surge of food to areas cut off by fighting, according to the Integrated Food Security and Nutrition Phase Classification report.

Reuters (EN)

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