AFP: The UN General Assembly on Friday passed a resolution expressing "serious concern" about human rights violations in Iran, including the use of torture and public executions, and called on Tehran to end the abuses.
The resolution expressed "serious concern at the continuing use of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment" of detainees as well as "public executions, violations of the human rights of ethnic and religious minorities and intimidation and persecution of human rights defenders."
Tehran, Iran, Oct. 25 â€“ A 22-year-old man from the town of Varamin, southern Tehran, was street-paraded and sentenced to lashes for instigating trouble, a semi-official daily wrote on Monday.
The young man, only identified as Hashem M. (a.k.a. Hashem Sagi), was accused of â€œcausing troubleâ€, drinking alcohol, disrupting national security, and taking part in scuffles, the daily Kayhan wrote.
Tehran, Iran, Oct. 20 – A top international human rights organisation condemned Iran on Thursday for handing down death sentences to minors and continuing to issue sentences of stoning to death.
Tehran, Iran, Oct. 19 â€“ Thousands of students from the Najaf-Abad Open University demonstrated on campus on Tuesday against new sex segregation rules, Iran Focus has learnt.
The demonstration, however, turned violent after security forces attacked the roughly 7,000 angry students. Many of the students were forcefully locked in several rooms in the university building.
Students complained against new measures implemented on campus, including separate entrances and exits for male and female students, refusal of entry for students with long hair, short-sleeve shirts, bright-coloured clothes, or sports shoes.