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Iran Dissidents

Former Homeland Security Official Named U.N. Adviser

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named former Deputy U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute as h...

Iran Human Rights Lawyer Handed 13-Year Sentence

AP | Posted 08.12.2012 | World

BERLIN — A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer has been sentenced to 13 years in prison by a Tehran revolutionary court, his daughter said Tue...

Iran Unleashes Wave Of Arrests Of Dissidents, Analysts Say

nytimes.com | MICHAEL SLACKMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO -- In recent weeks, Iranian security officials have unleashed a wave of arrests across the country in an effort to neutralize the political oppo...

Iran Forced Confessions Discussed By Former Prisoners

AP | SCHEHEREZADE FARAMARZI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT — A prisoner forced to confess tries to speak with his eyes – to tell those watching that he's admitting to crimes he never committ...