Iran’s Justice Minister Linked with Torture and Mass Executions

Staff Writer 21 April 2018

 by Staff writer, SF
Iran’s justice minister, Alireza Avayi, is accused of being among those who have been involved in imprisoning, torturing, and executing Iranians over the past 39 years.
Yet, regime’s President Hassan Rouhani, said to be a “moderate reformist”, appointed Avayi to replace Mostafa Pourmohammadi and continue this discredited official’s policies.
Numerous protests followed Avayi’s speech that caused many diplomats to walk out at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Iran: Culture Ministry Official Arrested after Boys and Girls Dance Together at Shopping Mall

Atousa Pilger 21 April 2018

by Atousa Pilger
On April 19th, deputy prosecutor Hassan Heydari told the judiciary’s Mizan Online news agency that the head of the department of Islamic guidance in the holy city of Mashhad had been arrested for “undermining public decency and disrespecting the laws.”
The official was arrested on Thursday after a video showing young boys and girls dancing in public was posted online. The event took place on Tuesday. The boys and girls were innocently dancing in a shopping mall, where a singer was performing for a huge crowd.

Iran: A Young Prisoner and a shocking illegal death sentence

Staff Writer 20 April 2018

by Staff writer, SF
On Wednesday, April 18, Kamran Hamzeh, Iranian regime’s prosecutor in the city of Hamadan announced the execution of Behnam Varmazyar in the city's main prison.
The state-run ISNA news agency quoting him wrote: “After resolving legal issues of the case, the death sentence was carried out.”

Iran Continues its Many Human Rights Abuses

Navid Felker 17 March 2018

 by Navid  Felker

The late Asma Jahangir, in her last report in August 2017, as Special Rapporteur to the UN, was very concern about the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

When compared to to the year before the alarming and deteriorating situation in Iran was revealed. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have documented
a similar trend in human rights violations in Iran.

Human Rights Watch criticises Iran over abuse of protesters

Staff Writer 15 March 2018

by Staff writer, SF
Human Rights Watch has decried IRan for its treatment of a religious minority that has been peacefully protesting for the release of its imprisoned members and defending the house of their leader.

The human rights organisation reports that over 300 members of the Dervish Muslim community were arrested in late February after the Iranian authorities violently tried to break up a peaceful protest, which had been organised after a crackdown on the religious order.

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