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Arrest, Hang, Repeat: Executions in Iran

Gissou Nia | Posted 05.12.2014 | World
Gissou Nia

These executed individuals are not just data points. They are husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters. In my work documenting human rights abuses in the country, I have come to know many of the family members of death row prisoners on a personal level.

Rouhani -- Meaningful Reforms or Political Games?

Nazanin Boniadi | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Nazanin Boniadi

Freeing Sotoudeh and others is a welcome gesture to distance the Iranian government from a brutal history of repression, but Iranians will rightly continue to demand further reforms from within.

Iran-Argentina: A Curious Kind of Truth Commission

Roya Boroumand | Posted 04.10.2013 | World
Roya Boroumand

For those who believe in the rights of victims to truth and justice, the lack of interest of Latin American democracies in Iran's abysmal human rights record is concerning and disheartening.

No Celebration of 2012 World Human Rights Day in Iran

Roya Boroumand | Posted 02.11.2013 | World
Roya Boroumand

Iran's abysmal human rights situation should draw attention on its own merits, and trigger concerted international efforts to hold human rights abusers accountable and ensure that Iranian authorities respect their obligations under international law.

State Prosecutor Confirms Iranian Blogger Died In Police Custody

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's state prosecutor confirmed Monday that a jailed blogger died in police custody last week and that wounds were found on his body...

Reports: Iranian Blogger Tortured To Death

The Huffington Post | Shirin Barghi | Posted 01.18.2013 | World

“Buy a grave today and come collect his corpse tomorrow.” This is how Iranian prison authorities reportedly informed Sattar Beheshti’s famil...

Iranian Bar Association Under Siege

Shadi Sadr | Posted 08.13.2012 | World
Shadi Sadr

The Iranian government tries to accuse lawyers of action against national security and propaganda against the regime and, in doing so, turn human rights defending into a crime.

Iran: Stop Playing Games With My Lawyer's Life

Sarah Shourd | Posted 06.05.2012 | World
Sarah Shourd

Mr. Masoud Shafii did everything in his power to defend Josh's, Shane's and my innocence within the parameters of Iranian law. By punishing Mr. Shafii, the Iranian government is sending a message.

Pushed Back to Square One

Shadi Sadr | Posted 02.13.2012 | World
Shadi Sadr

As long as the international community continues with its double standards applied to nuclear energy and the violation of human rights, Iranian government's oppression will easily continue.

Will Iran's Human Rights Case End Up at the Security Council?

Omid Memarian | Posted 01.17.2012 | World
Omid Memarian

"I do not regard the country mandate as a punitive measure. This is the start of a process that we can hopefully work through peacefully and collaboratively."

Ahmadinejad Comes to Town, Don't Let Him Off the Hook!

Hadi Ghaemi | Posted 11.13.2011 | World
Hadi Ghaemi

Ahmadinejad's presence at the UN General Assembly provides the international community an opportunity to hold him accountable for gross human rights violations committed by the Iranian regime.

Iran Hangs 3 For Rape

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Three men convicted of rape were hanged in Iran on Monday, iafrica reports. Two of the men were charged and convicted together of kidnapping and rapi...