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Rouhani faces pressure to improve human rights in Iran

In the week before the May 19 presidential election in Iran, the eventual victor, Hassan Rouhani, criticised the judiciary and the powerful Revolutionary Guards with rhetoric rarely heard in public in the Islamic republic. Now, in the eyes of his supporters, it is time to deliver. Millions of Rouhani’s followers …

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Ordinary citizens in Iran rally to save death-row prisoners

Mahyaddin spent the final hours of 2016 in solitude, deciding whether to spare the life of a man on death row for killing his only son, Pouya. Five years ago, Pouya was knifed to death by 17-year-old Hemin Oraminejad in a brawl over petty issues in the western Iranian city …

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U.S. urges Iran to free Narges Mohammadi, serving lengthy prison term

The United States said on Friday it was “deeply troubled” that Iranian courts had upheld a 16-year prison term against journalist and human rights activist Narges Mohammadi, and it urged Tehran to release her on humanitarian grounds. “No one should be jailed for peaceful, civic activism,” State Department spokesman Mark …

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German minister to discuss Iran’s role in Syria during visit to Teheran

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel plans to raise concerns about Iran’s role in the war in Syria and its human rights record during his upcoming visit to Tehran, weekly news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday. The magazine quoted Gabriel, Germany’s vice chancellor, as saying Iran could have normal, friendly …

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Doctor StrangeTrump

Babak Payami Doesn’t it feel horrible when every time someone asks Donald Trump a question, he responds by attacking Hillary Clinton?  Didn’t we hate it when Ahmadinejad would answer a question about human rights in Iran with statistics about 4 million prisoners in the US or by denying the holocaust?  …

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100 Prominent Iranians Ask UN to Declare 1988 Massacre “Crime Against Humanity”

In a letter to the United Nations Human Rights Council and the International Criminal Court, one hundred Iranians living outside Iran, including several prominent civil, academic, and human rights figures, have asked for the recognition of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s prison massacre of 1988 as a crime against humanity. …

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Iran’s Continued Imprisonment of Dual Citizens

HALEH ESFANDIARI (Wall Street Journal)   Exactly nine years ago, on Sept. 2, 2007, I was allowed to leave Iran after spending eight months under arrest and enduring 105 days in solitary confinement in Evin prison. After what felt like endless interrogations, interminable confinement, and threats of a trial and …

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Iran has hanged up to 20 Sunni Muslim prisoners it says were involved in armed attacks

State media said the group was executed on Tuesday, and was responsible for killing women and children between 2009 and 2011. Iran, which is predominantly Shia, executed at least 977 people last year, according to Amnesty International. Rights groups have criticised the latest executions, saying the trials were unfair. The …

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March 2016 report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran to the thirty first session of the Human Rights Council. The present report is submitted to the Human Rights Council pursuant to resolution 28/21. The report communicates developments in the human rights situation of …

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Ethnocentrism, the weakness of Iranian democratic movements

Ava Homa The Iranian government crushed the popular “Green movement” in less than a year, which began in June 2009 and took millions to the streets. Sporadic democratic movements continue to sprout but with no tangible result. What the opposition does not comprehend is that the brutal crackdown by the …

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