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“Now comes the time to focus on human rights in Iran,” UN expert welcomes opportunity created by nuclear deal

  United Nations Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed today called on the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the international community to seize the opportunity created by the agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme to address the human rights situation in the country. Mr. Shaheed congratulated all parties to the negotiation for reaching an agreement […]

Iran human rights abuses of women, children worsen amid Obama nuclear talks

  As the U.S. and its world partners race to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, women and children in the Islamic republic struggle under harsh, discriminatory laws despite numerous calls for reform from human rights groups and the international community. Last year, several women in the Iranian city of Isfahan were severely burned in […]

U.S. To Continue Rights Sanctions Against Iran, Regardless Of Nuclear Deal

  The U.S. State Department says sanctions imposed against Iran in response to its violations of human rights will remain in place regardless of any nuclear deal brokered by Tehran and six world powers. Tom Malinowski, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor, made the announcement on June 25 in […]

Monthly Report – An Overview of the Human Rights Situation in Iran in April-May, 2015

  The Department of Statistics and Publications of the Human Rights Activists Association of Iran has published the following monthly report on the human rights situation in Iran during the period of April-May, 2015 (Persian calendar month of Ordibehesht, 1394). This report cannot perfectly and comprehensively reflect the details of human rights concerns in Iran […]

Ex Minister of Interior Tells Guardian Council: Who Authorized You to Screen Candidates?

  As elections for the next parliament get closer, concerns grow among hardline Principlists that their candidates may be disqualification by the Guardian Council to run in the voting. A former minister of interior during president Khatami’s presidency last week directly questioned the authority of the Guardian Council in vetting candidates to national elections. “Who […]

A New Round of Intimidation, Arrests, and Prosecution of Social Media Users in Iran

  Iranian Cyber Police and Judiciary officials reported a new wave of arrests of Internet users this week. Colonel Gholamreza Kazemzadeh, Chief of Iran’s Cyber Police, told reporters on June 8 that an individual he claimed managed 23 groups on the WhatsApp and Line social media networks had been arrested. “The Cyber Police in Shahroud […]

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