1988 Massacre in Iran Remains Unpunished and Abuse Ongoing

Atousa Pilger 04 January 2018

by Atousa Pilger

In 1988, one of the most horrific crimes against humanity took place. More than 30,000 people were executed during the course of one single summer following the orders of the Supreme Leader of Iran at that time. Most of the victims were members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, the PMOI, the main opposition to the brutal ruling regime. No-one was spared – not even pregnant women and minors.

Iranian Courts Continue to Intimidate Perceived Enemies

Navid Felker 20 December 2017

by Navid  Felker

After “moderate” Hassan Rouhani succeeded Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president of Iran in 2013, a change was expected for the country’s human rights.

However, the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a dual Iranian-British citizen who worked for the media development team at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, highlights the lack of change concerning human rights in Iran.

Iran Situation Discussed by MEPs on Eve of International Human Rights Day

Editor 07 December 2017

Staff writer, SF

On 6th December, MEPs and political figures discussed several issues relating to Iran, in particular its human rights record.

MEP and President of the Friends of a Free Iran (FOFI) group Gérard Deprez spoke about Iran’s alarming execution rate and emphasised that the situation has shown no signs of improvement over the course of more than three decades. He emphasised the importance of ensuring that the Iranian regime is held accountable for the crimes it has committed, especially the 1988 massacre that is classed as one of the worst crimes in modern history. Deprez pointed out that the Iranian regime will not change.

Iran: Fears That British Woman's Sentence Will Be Increased

Armin Baldwin 04 December 2017

by Armin Baldwin

British woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a charity worker who was arrested by Iranian authorities during a visit to her family in Iran, remains in jail. She was arrested and imprisoned in April last year. Her daughter was with her on the trip and Nazanin was arrested and separated from Gabriella who has been cared for by her maternal grandparents ever since.

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