UN rights chief says 'full-fledged' crisis underway in Iran amid crackdown on protesters

Volker Turk called on Iranian authorities to "respect the fundamental freedoms of expression" at a UN Human Rights Council meeting on November 24.

Iran is in a "full-fledged human rights crisis" as authorities clamp down on anti-regime dissidents, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Chief Volker Turk.

Turk called for "independent, impartial and transparent investigative processes" into violations of human rights in Iran during a special session of the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday.

CNN's Jennifer Hansler contributed reporting.

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