As the world prepares to honor and promote the economic, political, and social achievements of women on International Women’s Day, Iran has sentenced yet another young woman, Maryam Shafipour, for her peaceful activities.
The Polish Foreign Ministry has released a video and published a report from Polish Foreign Minister Rados?aw Sikorski's late February trip to Iran in which he spoke of violations of human rights in Iran. News and videos of the full statements were censored by the Iranian government and state media.
Security agents arrested 20 Arab-Iranians on February 26 in Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, for converting from Shia' Islam to Sunni, human rights activist Karim Dahimi told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.
Mohammad Javad Larijani, Head of the Iranian Judiciary's Human Rights Council, said on March 4 that Iran's increased execution rate is a positive marker of Iranian achievement. Instead of criticizing Iran for its increasing number of executions, he said, "our expectation of international organizations and the world is to be grateful for this great service to humanity."
The president's attempt to embolden his fans did not have the impact he was hoping for. The educated class did not break the silence. Instead, the comments angered "illiterates" who thought they were the subject of his ridicule.
More than three years have passed, and yet there is still no sign of movement in the case of government critics Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi, and Zahra Rahnavard, still under house arrest without charges or trial.
A source close to the family of imprisoned student Maryam Shafipour, who was just sentenced to seven years in prison, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Shafipour received the heavy sentence on strange andShow More Summary
The possible diplomacy of a moderate president like Rouhani can be a catalyst for human rights and systematic change, but it cannot be done in a vacuum.
Loghman Moradi was due to appear at Branch 74 of Tehran Province Criminal Court on February 23. That morning agents told him to put on prison clothes in order to be transferred to court. "Loqhman refused to wear prison clothes and said...Show More Summary
Iran's Supreme National Security Council Secretariat has filed a lawsuit against a conservative journalist for "acting against the resolutions of the Council," after he published four articles in a Tehran newspaper sharply criticizing Hassan Rouhani's foreign policy and the Geneva Agreement about Iran's nuclear program, Fars News Agency reported.
By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi Traditionally, a ‘dhimmi’ in Islam is a Jew or Christian who agrees to live under the authority of an Islamic state, agreeing to pay a ‘jizya’ (poll tax) and enduring a number of discriminatory conditions in return for ‘protection’ from the state. Show More Summary
A petition addressed to Hassan Rouhani, president of Iranian and head of its Supreme Security Council, requesting the release of Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi, and Zahra Rahnavard from house arrest has gathered more than 13,000 signatures since its online publication on February 12.
In an interview with Dana Website, Mohammad Reza Touyserkani, the representative of the Supreme Leader inside the IRGC's Basij paramilitary organization, spoke of "special battalions" that have been formed inside the Basij to suppress civil and street protests.
By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi Introduction When it comes to news reports on Christians in Syria, the general focus is on the concerns Christian civilians have about their future, if any, in the country. Though such anxieties are not invalid, reports rarely break new ground. Show More Summary
The independent centrist daily was shut down only after five days and yet its professional style had already created a refreshing buzz in the highly-controlled Iranian media market. The official reason for the shut-down is an article which described the Islamic "qesas" retribution laws as "inhumane".
The Iranian Judiciary must rescind the execution sentence of Rouhollah Tavana for trumped-up charges of “insulting the Prophet,” and stop issuing death sentences for ever-expanding categories of crimes, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.
Two Iranian officials made new statements about the judicial aspects of the continued house arrest of government critics Mir Hossein Mousavi, Zahra Rahnavard, and Mehdi Karroubi today.
The abduction of five Iranian border guards by a violent political group in Iran's Sistan-Baluchestan Province last week is growing beyond Iran's borders into an international issue.