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updated Sun. August 7, 2022

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The international rights group's criticism comes days before the third anniversary of the start of the Saudi-led military campaign against Iran-allied rebels in Yemen. “Three years on, Yemen's conflict shows no real signs of abating, and all sides continue to inflict horrific suffering on the civilian population,” ...

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton has been an especially strong critic of Iran's 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers. ... killings given his disdain for international law and international institutions," said Zeke Johnson, senior director of programs at Amnesty International USA.
Amnesty International (AI) slammed the United States and Britain on Friday for their continued arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which has been militarily ... civilians" over the course of the war, adding that all of the warring factions, including the Houthi rebels backed by Iran, have violated international law.
Human rights defenders who have communicated with UN human rights mechanisms have faced reprisals by the Iranian authorities. For these reasons, Amnesty International calls on the UN Human Rights Council to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran.
They are also “subject to entrenched discrimination” in daily life, Amnesty International says, “including in access to divorce, employment, equal inheritance and political office.” Iranian women, for instance, are banned from singing in public, cannot attend public sports events and need a husband's approval ...
Amnesty International says two Iranian human rights activists are enduring "appalling treatment" in a prison outside Tehran. In a statement ... of stoning. Daemi is serving a sentence of seven years for distributing leaflets and writing posts on Facebook and Twitter that criticized Iran's use of the death penalty.
Iranian authorities arrested humanitarian medicine expert Ahmadreza Djalali during a 2016 visit to Iran, charged him with spying and sentenced him to ... Affairs a formal right to actually meet with him because he is now a Swedish citizen," says Ami Hedenborg of Amnesty International's Sweden branch.
A warning by Iranian police that women could be jailed for up to a decade for joining protests against compulsory veiling has put dozens at immediate risk of unjust imprisonment and represents an alarming escalation of the authorities' violent crackdown on women's rights, said Amnesty International.
It pointed out that the UN Human Rights Council renewed the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, yet the Iranian authorities denied her access to the country. Rouhani, was re-elected for a second term last year, but Amnesty International emphasised that the ...
London-based international human rights watchdog Amnesty International (AI) has levied serious criticism against Iran for its continued violation of human ... Iranian authorities “heavily suppressed” the “rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly, as well as freedom of religion and ...


 

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