A special UN rapporteur is scathing in a report detailing widespread human rights abuses in Iran, but he says recent signals from new President Hassan Rouhani have raised hopes for change.
Ahmed Shaheed's report Wednesday condemned a rise in the number of jailed journalists in Iran over the past decade and hundreds of executions for drug trafficking crimes. He expressed alarm about a law being considered that would allow a custodian to marry his adopted child. And he says minority religious groups are subjected to discrimination and are often arbitrarily arrested and tortured. (AP)