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"I live in the graveyard," said Marina Nemat, an Iranian expat who fled her ... of New York City's first Oslo Freedom Forum on human rights.
The challenge, say human rights activists, is when nation-states fail to protect ... "The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided ...

UN High Commissioner Lambastes Iran human rights Record ... of human rights defenders, journalists and social media activists being ... In an interview with Radio Farda's Mahtab Vahidi-Rad, Iranian human rights activist, ...
Whenever Iran's "moderate" party has a president in office, the country's ... on journalists, human rights defenders and political activists. ... a human rights activist whose brother and baby niece "disappeared" in Iran's notorious prison, Evin. ... Those Iranian institutions that violate human rights in Iran and ...
Kurdish activists Detained for protesting Killing of Border Couriers ... for protesting the latest killing by Iranian border guards of "kulbars," the Persian word ... close to the detainees told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI). ... and artistic freedom activist Shahriar Tahmasebi were detained by police on ...
Pro-Rouhani Activist Arrested on Heels as Iranian President's Trip to ... close to the activist told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI).

At least two political prisoners remain on the hunger strike they began on July 30, 2017, along with more than a dozen inmates in Rajaee Shahr ...
After 1988 massacre, Iranian political prisoners still await justice ... in major cities throughout Iran, which sentenced PMOI activists to hang after trials ... to see the ongoing Iranian human rights crisis continue to evolve, both in ...
Acts of brutality against the Kurdish population in Iran is a regular occurrence. ... After the latest shooting deaths of porters in Baneh, an activist said: ''Let's ... pressure on the Iranian regime to stop its violation of human rights.
Human Rights Watch Tweet Exposes Decades-Old Anti Israel Bias ... "Many rights activists condemn Israeli abuse & anti-Semitism," wrote Roth. ... Whitson is a former professional anti-Israel activist and admirer of notorious ... 32 reports condemning the theocratic, repressive Iran, which averages 400-600 ...
On Thursday, The Iran Project reported that the clerical regime's Supreme ... Interestingly, Khamenei's pardons came just days after Iranian Foreign ... them for the purpose of dissenting commentary and activist organizing. ... deny its culpability for human rights violations against minorities, activists, reporters ...
A prominent Iranian journalist has lost an eye and part of his face due to a sinus cancer that activists say was left untreated while he was kept in jail. ... Hossein Ronaghi Maleki also reported to the Center for human rights in Iran ... Rajaee, who was also an activist for a banned nationalist-religious alliance, ...
On Sunday, September 3, an Arab activist who was tortured for a week at the ... According to human rights sources, Abdullah Chaldawi was blindfolded ... cultural activist who was arrested in August after dozens of Arab activists were ... #SaveGohardasht Crackdown on Iranian #politicalprisoners reveals ...
The Democratic party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) reported that Iran ... Ten political and human rights activists began a three-day hunger strike ...
Amnesty International says Bahrain backtracked on human rights pledges ... arrested, tortured, threatened or banned from travel at least 169 activists and ... In July, a Bahraini court sentenced rights campaigner and prominent activist Nabeel ... population is Shia, says it faces a threat from neighbouring Iran.
The head of the Hormozgan Cyber police announced the identification and arrest of a person who published false material on the internet.

At a time when many think about building walls, and want to build walls to divide people, [PeaceJam] is building bridges."
On Friday, the Trump administration took aim at the growing Iranian missile program, sanctioning 30 international companies for transferring sensitive technology "that could boost Tehran's ballistic missile program.
women's rights activists have been persecuted by the Iranian state through interrogation, arrest, and jail sentences.
In addition, according to the Centre for human rights in Iran (CHRI), since January 2017 the Ministry of intelligence has been targeting ethnic and religious minorities, civil and women's rights advocates, journalists, dual nationals, environmentalists ...
"Where people are desperate, it is still America they count on, whether they love or scorn it, and America they blame when aid does not come.
This fact was highlighted by the Center for human rights in Iran last week, when it reported the names of several activists and journalists who have been arrested in just the past few weeks, apparently by the Iranian Ministry of intelligence, which is ...
The human rights Council this morning held a general debate on technical assistance and capacity building after hearing the presentation of reports and oral updates of the Secretary-General and the High Commissioner for Human rights on Afghanistan and ...
Amid a widening crackdown on journalists and activists in Iran ahead of the country's May 2017 presidential election, security agents arrested Morad Saghafi, the reformist editor-in-chief of Goftegoo (Conversation) magazine, on March 15, 2017.
The MPs continued: "All those who were arrested are journalists or political and civil activists close to the government or administrators of reformist and moderate political channels on the Telegram (social media) network who support the government.
Editor's note: This opinion tackling the United Nations Human Rights Council is the "pro" argument published in conjunction with the "con" argument written by Roz Rothstein and Max Samarov, "When will the UN human rights Council follow its own mission ...
In fact, by adopting such pro-Iran government thinking, we would be indirectly assisting, empowering and emboldening the Iranian government to repress its own people, torture political and human rights activists, help Assad bomb his own people, and ...
... to the Human Rights Watch's report on Iran in 2016. Reports continue to surface about various activists who are being detained, even in early 2017. In May 2016, a revolutionary court sentenced prominent Iranian human rights activist Narges ...
A classified newspaper advertisement by the judiciary announcing prison sentences for 10 Iranian citizens currently outside the country has no legal merit, two prominent lawyers told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI). ... Formerly imprisoned ...
The number of arrests carried out by Iran's intelligence Ministry, operating under the control of President Hassan Rouhani, increased in the last few months leading up to Iran's May 2017 presidential election. ... Hengameh Shahidi: Before she was ...
We, the undersigned cross-regional group of human rights civil society organizations, call on your government to support the resolution renewing the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran at ...
In the first letter, published on her Instagram page on March 11, Shahidi said she was being targeted "as part of a project to arrest political activists and journalists before the presidential election so that the designated candidate (of hardliner's ...
Iranian human rights activists Banafsheh Zand and Kaveh Taheri spoke about why Iran's nuclear program is not for peaceful purposes like the regime claims that they are.
GENEVA: Baloch political and human rights activists have demanded a special rapporteur in the United Nations to probe gross human rights violations in Pakistan's Balochistan province. Baloch activist Ahmar Mastikhan has stressed that Balochistan is a ...
A U.N. investigator presenting her first report on Iran's human rights record says Iranian leaders have made some progress, but must do more to stop what she calls the "persecution" of Iranian people. In an exclusive interview with VOA Persian in ...
13 March 2017 - At respective interactive dialogues today on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Myanmar, Burundi, Iran and Eretria, senior United Nations independent human rights experts called on the governments to take immediate steps to ...
In an exclusive interview with JerusalemOnline, Iranian human rights activist Kaveh Taheri stated that hundreds of people are subjected to medieval violence inside Iranian prisons. Among the torture methods employed against dissidents by the Iranian ...
Of course, the leader of the Chinese dictatorship didn't mention how he and his cronies jail and disappear human rights activists, persecute ethnic minorities and religious groups, and operate a vast censorship and surveillance system, among other ...
The World of women Under the Iranian Mullahs. Posted on February 20, 2017 by Siavosh Hosseini in culture, ... One key way that the abuse of women in Iran hides in plain sight is through the use of the sigheh, or temporary marriage. There are two types ...
Iran is a driving force of terrorism and unrest within the Middle East. They have pursued nuclear ambitions, in spite of international sanctions and the economic ...
She was among the decision makers who honoured former U.S. vice president Al Gore (2007), former U.S. President Barack Obama (2009), Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo (2010), and Iranian human rights activist Shirin Ebadi (2003). She was the leader of the ...
A court has rejected charges brought by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Courts (IRGC) against Onsieh Daemi and Hanieh Daemi, the sisters of imprisoned civil rights activist Atena Daemi, who had initially filed a complaint against the IRGC. ... assault ...
The move comes after women's rights' activists and Human Rights Watch appealed to the international volleyball authority to bar Iran from hosting any tournaments until women are allowed into stadiums. Iran's decision, under mounting pressure, to allow ...
Suspected state-sponsored Iranian hackers targeting civil human rights users have a new virus targeting Apple Computers. Image from Flickr, used under ...
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's refusal of an offer to achieve "national reconciliation" in Iran by ending the six-year extrajudicial house arrests of three ...
Since her arrival in Montreal in 2012, Mirmahaleh has participated in regular protests at Phillips Square against the Iranian government's human rights abuses, as well as a protest in Ottawa. Videos of these ... Valois said Canada should not risk ...
Many others have gone through similar experiences, said a human rights activist, "In the 21st century it is shameful to hear that a government makes decisions on how women should dress,There are many women sharing stories showing that they got lashes ...
"Instead of criminalising and jailing human rights defenders still working in the country, the Iranian authorities must investigate and hold accountable perpetrators of human rights violations, including those responsible for the torture and killing of ...
(Beirut) - The Iranian authorities have arrested and detained the mother of one of the victims of the government's violent crackdown on protests in 2009, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should immediately release Shahnaz Karimbeigi, who ...


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