Tag: iran

Imam Reza (A.S.) During the Reign of al-Amin and al-Mamun

  On the Occasion of Birthday of our 8th Imam, Hazrat Imam Raza (A.S.)   As regarding his life during the reign of al-Amin, we cannot review any incident regarding the government’s stance towards Imam al-Reza (A.S.), and this may be attributed to the confusing environment in which the Abbaside caliphate found itself due to internal dissents which led in the end to a serious split among the members of the ruling dynasty, the split […]

Constitutional Revolution; 14th of Mordad

  During the early 1900s the only way to save country from government corruption and foreign manipulation was to make a written code of laws. This sentiment caused the Constitutional Revolution. There had been a series of ongoing covert and overt activities against Naser o-Din Shah’s despotic rule, for which many had lost their lives. The efforts of freedom fighters finally bore fruit during the reign of Moazaferedin Shah. Mozafaredin shah ascended to throne on […]

“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 on Iran’s nuclear programme, and noted that the lifting of economic sanctions will have a beneficial multiplier effect on the […]

First Half of 2015: 570 Prisoners Hanged to Death in Iran

  Iranian authorities have executed at least 570 prisoners in the first half of 2015, an increase of about 40% compared to the first half of 2014. According to reports by Iran Human Rights, at least 1,900 people have been executed since the election of President Hassan Rouhani in June 2013. Despite the highest execution rate in more than two decades, Iranian authorities haven’t met any major criticism from the international community. Iran Human Rights, […]

Human Rights in Iran Show no Improvement

  Iran remains a country with severe human rights problems, including harsh restrictions on civil liberties and an alarming number of executions occurring after legal proceedings that flout due process and international legal norms. The U.S. State Department has issued its annual report on the conditions of human rights around the world, and the report shows that Iran remains a country with severe human rights problems, including harsh restrictions on civil liberties and an alarming […]

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 acid attacks. The women were rumored to have been targeted for not being properly veiled. Meanwhile, children are subject to […]

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 Washington during the presentation of the State Department’s 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Malinowski, the leading author of […]

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 for obvious reasons including the existing governmental limitations and ban on the free exchange of information. It should be emphasized […]

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 has said that you should be assessing the qualifications of candidates?” asked cleric Abdol-Vahed Mousavi Lari in an unprecedented challenge […]

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 [in Semnan Province] monitored virtual groups and determined that an individual with the handle of ‘Edmond’ had started 23 anti-cultural […]

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