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

Editor 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.

UN Human Rights Council denounces Iran for abuses

Armin Baldwin 13 March 2018

by Armin Baldwin
The United Nations Human Rights Council has called on the Iranian Regime to respect human rights, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
On Monday, the chair of the Special Procedures Committee at the UNHRC, said that the Iranian Regime must stop retaliating against the Iranian people who are cooperating with international human rights mechanisms and must allow the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran to enter the country to carry out their mandate.

The Women of Iran Were Failed by FIFA, after 35 Detained at Soccer Match

Armin Baldwin 09 March 2018

 by Armin Baldwin

In January, Saudi Arabia lifted its long-standing ban on women in stadiums. This was good news for female fans, especially with the excitement over the World Cup coming up in Russia.

Meanwhile, in Iran, women continue to be barred from watching matches in stadiums, and if they attempt to, are detained by police. Still, Iranian women are enthusiastic soccer and volleyball fans.

Mullahs’ Regime Frets over Anniversary of Cyrus the Great

Editor 19 February 2018

November 2017
Iran’s regime increasingly fears crises at home undermining its existence. This fear was evident last week as people were preparing to gather in Pasargadae, near Shiraz, southern Iran, the site of the tomb of Cyrus the Great1 to celebrate the anniversary of announcing his declaration known as the Cyrus Cylinder on 29 October.

A History of Suspicious Deaths in Iran’s Prisons

Atousa Pilger 23 February 2018

 by Atousa Pilger

While Kavous Seyed-Emami, a prominent Canadian-Iranian environmentalist and academic, was not the first to die under suspicious circumstances in prison during recent weeks, it wasn’t until his death that President Hassan Rouhani appointed a committee to probe what he described as “regrettable incidents” in Iran’s prisons.

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