Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Category Archives: Human Rights

Behnam Irani an Iranian pastor faces 18 new charges

Behnam Irani an Iranian pastor convicted of crimes against national security is facing 18 new charges, including one for a capital crime, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reports. Pastor Behnam Irani is now being accused of “Mofsed-e-filarz”, which means “spreading corruption … Continue reading

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UN Human Rights Experts Urge Iran To Protect Baha’i Cemetery

UN Human Rights Experts Urge Iran To Protect Baha’i Cemetery – Three UN experts on human rights in Iran, freedom of religion, and minority issues have urged the government of Iran to stop the destruction of a Baha’i cemetery by … Continue reading

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Iran’s human rights record remains poor

Iran’s human rights record remains poor – When Hassan Rouhani was campaigning for president in spring 2013, he chose a key as the overarching symbol of his electoral platform and vision for a new Iran. That key, he vowed, would open up … Continue reading

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Iran rejects killing leader of Baluch Jaish al-Nasr

A spokesman with Iran’s interior ministry has dismissed reports which claim Abdul Rauf Rigi, leader of Baluch Jaish al-Nasr group was killed by Iran. Hossein Ali Amiri, the spokesman of the interior ministry said that Rigi was killed as a … Continue reading

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Shahla Sherkat will be put on trial by Iran’s Press Court

Shahla Sherkat will be put on trial by Iran’s Press Court – A newly launched women’s monthly run by a prominent female editor has irked Iranian hard-liners, who have accused her of promoting “obsolete” feminist views and ideas that are … Continue reading

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Iran’s Summer Massacre of 1988

Iran’s Summer Massacre of 1988 – 26 years ago around this time, the most horrific crime was committed by the Islamic regime in Iran and thousands of political prisoners were executed during the month of July. The massacre went on in … Continue reading

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Ghezel Hesar Prisoners’ rebellion against death penalty

Ghezel Hesar Prisoners’ rebellion against death penalty – HRANA News Agency – On August 26th, 2014 a rare footage of protesting prisoners rioting against mass executions at the 2ndunit of Ghezel Hesar Prison published by HRANA news agency. The riot … Continue reading

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Hassan Rouhani Should Facilitate the Release of Washington Post Reporter

Since the arrest of two journalists, Washington Post correspondent, Jason Rezaian, and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, a reporter for the UAE’s National Newspaper, the Iranian government has refused to explain why they have been arrested. Nonetheless, all surrounding circumstances indicate that their arrests … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Guard Resumes Destruction of Baha’i Cemetery in Iran

Revolutionary Guard Resumes Destruction of Baha’i Cemetery in Iran, while a bill passed by Congress and signed into law by the President earlier this month – known as the “Protect Cemeteries Act” – makes this type of cemetery desecration a … Continue reading

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To Iranian Government! If You Are Going To Lie, Do It Right

August 27, 2014: The Iranian government continues to criticize the United States for not doing enough to fight ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) . In the past Iran had condemned U.S. bombing missions against Sunni Islamic terrorists in … Continue reading

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