Twenty-nine members of the U.N. Economic and Social Council voted to oust Iran from a women's rights panel, citing "serious concern" over Tehran's crackdown amid a growing protest movement arising from 22-year-old Mahsa Amini's death.
The 29-8 vote in ECOSOC on Wednesday, with 16 abstentions, immediately expelled Iran from the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, based on a U.S. resolution. Iran's term on the commission began this year and was due to end in 2026.
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