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Iran’s President Says He’s Following Washington Post Reporter’s Case

  Iran’s president says he is following the case of the American-Iranian bureau chief for The Washington Post who is accused by Iran of espionage and propaganda. President Hassan Rohani told a June 13 press conference that he is committed to ensuring the rights of all Iranians and 39-year-old Jason Rezaian’s case is no exception. […]

Iran’s Ahmadinejad insists arrested former vice president innocent

  The office of Iran ‘s ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (2005–2013) has announced that the former president is determined to defend arrested former vice president Hamid Baghaei until the end. Baghaei who served as vice president for Executive Affairs during Ahmadinejad’s presidency was arrested on June 8. No details were published so far on his charges […]

EU Delegation In Iran ‘Blocked’ From Speaking To Media

  Reports say Iranian security personnel stopped a delegation from the European Parliament from speaking to foreign media in Tehran on June 7. The delegation, headed by Germany’s Elmar Brok, had planned a press conference at their hotel at the end of a two-day visit. However, security officials at the hotel reportedly didn’t allow the […]

Monthly Report – An Overview of the Human Rights Situation in Iran in March – April, 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 March – April, 2015 (Persian calendar month of Farvardin, 1394). This report cannot perfectly and comprehensively reflect the details of human rights concerns […]

Crackdown on journalist and activists jeopardize human rights in Iran, UN expert warns

    The arbitrary and unlawful arrest and prosecution of journalists and activists in Iran weakens the protection of human rights of all in Iran, a United Nations expert said today. “Silencing these critical voices is unacceptable – it undermines public debate and deprives Iranians and the rest of world of important information on the […]

Crackdown on Christianity: Iran sentences 18 to prison over faith

  Iran’s revolutionary court imposed harsh prison sentences last week on 18 Christian converts for charges including evangelism, propaganda against the regime, and creating house churches to practice their faith, according to sources with knowledge of the Islamic Republic’s secretive judicial system. The sentences totaled just shy of 24 years, according to a Persian-language report […]

UN rights report based on false, fabricated information: Iran

  Iran has denounced as unsubstantiated and false a recent report by the United Nations special rapporteurs about the alleged increase of executions in the country.In a statement released on Sunday, Iranian Judiciary’s High Council for Human Rights rejected the report as being founded upon “incorrect information and fabricated sources,” adding that no correspondence has […]

Iranian Officials Re-Affirm Facebook Will Remain Completely Blocked in Iran

Despite the Iranian government’s stated intention to move towards the selective blocking of Internet content (“smart filtering”), a top government official proclaimed that the social networking giant Facebook would continue to be completely blocked in Iran. Abdolsamad Khorramabadi, a high-level advisor to Iran’s Prosecutor General and Secretariat of the State’s Working Group to Determine Criminal […]

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