Australia Blamed for Death of Iranian Asylum Seeker in 2014

Australia Blamed for Death of Iranian Asylum Seeker in 2014

Editor 01 August 2018

by Staff writer, SF

An Australian coroner has ruled that the 2014 death of a 24-year-old Iranian asylum-seeker, who was being held in an immigration detention centre on a remote Pacific island was "entirely preventable".

The Queensland state coroner Terry Ryan issued a ruling on Monday, July 30, blaming the "compounding effect of multiple errors" for Hamid Kehazaei’s death and called on the Australian government to prioritise the health of detainees.

Gender equality in Iran only possible through regime change

Navid Felker 10 July 2018

by Navid  Felker
In December, Vida Movahed stood on top of a sidewalk utility box on Revolution Street in Iran to wave her headscarf on a stick in front of her in protest at Iran’s mandatory hijab laws.
An image of her posted on Instagram symbolised to the world how Iran’s growing feminist movement was helping to encourage these protests and the Iranian uprising.
But Movahed had already been arrested for her protest by the time most people saw the post.

Iranian Authorities Designate Specific Areas where Protests may be Allowed

Saeed 19 June 2018

by Saeed

Since the turn of the year uprising during December and January, when thousands of Iranians marched in more than 140 cities and towns across the Islamic republic, antigovernment demonstrations have rocked Iran. The clerical establishment that forbids public dissent, and has a history of harsh crack-downs on unauthorized protests, is being challenged by its people.

UN Rights Experts Say Iran Must Annul Execution of Ramin Hossein Panahi

Editor 19 June 2018

 by Staff writer, SF

UN Special Rapporteurs belong to what is known as the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council. The largest body of independent experts in the UN Human Rights system, Special Procedures is the general name of the Council’s independent fact-finding and monitoring mechanisms that address either specific country situations, or thematic issues in all parts of the world.

Fariborz Karami

Iranian asylum seeker dies in Australian camp

Atousa Pilger 18 June 2018

by Atousa Pilger
It has been reported that a young Iranian man has died on the offshore detention centre on the island of Nauru a few days ago. The site is a regional processing centre and is Australian run. Initial reports say that the 26-year-old Iranian asylum seeker died by suicide.

Protests Continue in Iran, as Minorities Rise for Freedom

Editor 15 June 2018

 by Staff writer, SF

The continuing protests in Iran highlight the oppression of the non-Persian ethnic minorities who are speaking out for freedom along with their fellow citizens of Persian ethnicity.

The regime’s shockingly racist policies toward the country’s ethnic minorities, who collectively comprise over half of the Iranian population, and include Kurds, Ahwazi Arabs, Balochis and Turkish Azeris, have been downplayed regionally and internationally.

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