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Crimes charges against Iran sought

Payam Akhavan, a former UN war crimes prosecutor at The Hague and co-founder of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre, is working on a petition to send to the UN Security Council and The Hague – that will look into Iran’s post-election violence.

In an interview to Al Jazeera from New York, Akhavan said: “the Iranian regime can’t continue to suppress people unless they resort to mass murder”.

Payam Akhavan, a former UN war crimes prosecutor at The Hague and co-founder of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre, is working on a petition to send to the UN Security Council and The Hague – that will look into Iran’s post-election violence.

In an interview to Al Jazeera from New York, Akhavan said: “the Iranian regime can’t continue to suppress people unless they resort to mass murder”.


Italy’s new weapon in fight against Mafia

Italian police are seizing Mafia bosses’ luxury assets in an attempt to stop organised crime.

Expensive villas and fast cars are being taken in raids by police, in the hope that stripping the Mafia of financial power will also weaken their influence.

Claudio Lavanga reports from Naples.