Iranian Refugees Protest Capital Punishment at UNCHR in Erbil

Atousa Pilger 05 February 2018

by Atousa Pilger

On Saturday, Iranian refugees gathered together in an act of solidarity in the Kurdistan Region's capital of Erbil, outside the UNHCR headquarters.

In a joint statement, they explained that they were there to condemn the capital punishments handed out by the Islamic Republic's courts — "to protest against the execution rule for political activists: Ramin Hossein Panahi, Hidayat Abdullah Pur, and others facing capital punishment by the Islamic Republic of Iran."

Charged with membership in Komala, a Kurdish political party that resumed struggles against the forces of the

UN Urged to Launch Commission of Inquiry onto Iran’s 1988 Massacre

Azita Carlson 03 February 2018

by Azita Carlson

The UN was urged to address the mass arrests and the killings alleged to be taking place in jails following the recent uprising in Iran, in one of the first of its kind hearings in Geneva, on February 1st, 2018. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights also heard appeals from international civil society and NGOs to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate the months-long massacre during which the Islamic Republic of Iran executed an estimated 30,000 political prisoners, mostly activists of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in 1988.

Iranian regime sentences protesters to death

Editor 30 January 2018

by Staff writer, SF

Reports from inside Iran indicate that thousands of protesters were arrested during the recent unrest that swept across the whole country. There are now reports that a number of protesters will face the death penalty.

Iranians Killed in Prison

Editor 17 January 2018

Staff writer, SF

It has been reported that two of the activists that were arrested and charged because of their participation in the peaceful protests and anti-government demonstrations that swept across the country in the past few weeks have died in prison.

The authorities have claimed that the deaths were both suicide, but the Iranian public remains sceptical due to numerous suspicious elements to their reports.

The West's Value of Human Rights Needs to Extend to People of Iran

Navid Felker 11 January 2018

by Navid  Felker

With the current unrest in Iran, some commentators have said that the situation there could become like the one in Syria. The biggest problem facing the Iranian regime is its lack of legitimacy which is becoming even more evident with the wave of protests that is spreading across the country.

Iran Protests: Student Dies While in Police Custody

Navid Felker 09 January 2018

by  Navid  Felker

Iran’s state-run media reported on Monday, that 22-year-old Sina Ghanbari, arrested during the recent anti-government protests in Iran, has died in police custody. Ghanbari was being held in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison after security forces detained him and hundreds of other protesters, most of whom were young Iranians.

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