Narges Mohammadi, the prominent human rights defender and Deputy Head of the now-shuttered Defenders of Human Rights Center in Tehran, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that new charges have been brought against her stemming from her March 8, 2014 meeting with the EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.
PALESTINIANS' latest attempt to reconcile their divided territories faces daunting obstacles at home and abroad
New immigration policies are worrying Syrians
Fars News Agency wrote on Sunday, June 1, 2014 that Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani, a political prisoner charged with moharebeh (enmity with God), was executed inside Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj. Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani had been sentenced to death following his arrest in 2008 on charges in connection with his alleged support for the Mojahedin-e Khalgh [...]
The court decides who is prime minister
Reconciliation between Palestinian factions is faltering
The Syrian regime's forces have gained the upper hand against rebel groups in the country's bloody civil war. A current increase in foreign aid is not enough to change that
Locals in Idleb are still fearful of the extremist group
In a newly released video, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards, Mohammad Ali Jaafari, in a speech to an audience which appears to be composed of Guard commanders, details the role of the Guards in the 2009 presidential election and the subsequent violent crackdown of the post-election protest movement.
Private companies take the lead
Local communities in the far south want a bigger slice of the oil action
June 2, 2014—The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran calls on President Rouhani to immediately institute supervision of Iran’s state TV and end the broadcast of programs that falsely defame dissidents and implicitly justify violence against women who do not wear the hijab, the compulsory dress that covers a woman’s head and body.
A slideshow of life in one Baghdad district
Issam Eido is a Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellow and a Visiting Instructor of Islamic Studies and Arabic in the University of Chicago Divinity School. Dr. Eido’s research focuses on the Qur’an in late antiquity, hadith studies, and Sufi and Arabic literary and poetic studies. Show More Summary
A long-time death-row inmate accused of inciting recent prison disturbances was unexpectedly executed on the morning of June 1, 2014 in Rajaee-Shahr Prison, the semi-official Fars news agency.
Journalists are increasingly nervous, as an outstanding editor is gunned down
The US Secretary of State John Kerry asked the Iranian government, in a statement issued on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014, to release US citizen Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, who has been in prison in Iran since July 2011.
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has confirmed that Sassan Soleimani, director of the “Happy in Tehran”[ http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2014/05/happy/] video, was released on bail of approximately $16,600 earlier today in Tehran.
My brother voted 'no' in the Syrian embassy in Moscow during 1980s Hafez 'election'. His passport was revoked & never able to go back since — ???? ?????? (@agh_yan) May 28, 2014 As Syrians abroad have been gathering to vote in theShow More Summary
Western governments want Palestinian reconciliation, but Israel’s does not