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‘Don’t miss golden opportunity’ 500 Iranian activists tell Obama

  It is now Obama’s turn to take steps at ending the 35-year long hostilities in US-Iranian relations, say a group of more than 500 Iranian dissidents, intellectuals and public figures. In a letter to US President Barack Obama, more than 500 Iranian intellectuals, former and current political prisoners, as well as civil society and […]

At UN, Malala Yousafzai rallies youth to stand up for universal education

  Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for attending classes, today addressed hundreds of young people at the United Nations, urging them to use education as a weapon against extremism. “Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One teacher, one book, one […]

UN experts concerned at barring of women presidential candidates and freedom restrictions

  GENEVA (29 May 2013) – A group of United Nations independent human rights experts today warned that unreasonable limitations placed on the right of Iranian citizens to stand for Presidential office, discrimination against women candidates for elections and ongoing restrictions on freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly, constitute a serious violations of rights […]

UN puts human rights at heart of historic Arms Trade Treaty

  Today, governments at the United Nations adopted by a wide margin an Arms Trade Treaty that will prohibit states from transferring conventional weapons to countries when they know those weapons will be used to commit or facilitate genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes. In the UN General Assembly 155 states voted to adopt […]

Human Rights in Iran

  Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, visited Dublin recently. Dr. Shaheed sought to engage the Irish government on issues of concern about Iran’s ability to meet its international human rights obligations, including freedom of expression and the use of torture. Source: RTENewsNow

Nursing mothers imprisoned: UN report details Iranian persecution of non-Muslims

  Iran’s hard-line regime has intensified its violent crackdown on Christians and other religious minorities, even imprisoning nursing mothers for practicing their faith, according to a new UN report. The March report provides a rare, detailed view into the shocking treatment of Christians in Iran, where American Pastor Saeed Abedini is serving an eight-year sentence […]

UN Human Rights Council Overwhelmingly Votes to Renew Iran Mandate

  UN Special Rapporteur Highlights “Culture of Impunity” in Iran (March 22, 2013) The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran welcomes the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 26 to 2 vote to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran for the third consecutive year. The Campaign […]

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