Human Rights
Friday June 23, 2017

Iranian Authorities Reject Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe's Final Appeal

Ms. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a 37 year-old British-Iranian charity worker who was detained by the Iranian regime's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) last year. She spent most of her time – a large period of which was before charges were filed – in solitary confinement.

Ms. Zaghari-Ratcliffe was travelling back to London where she lives after spending two weeks visiting her family in Tehran. Her baby, who was one year-old at the time, was with her when she was stopped by authorities at the check-in desk at the airport.

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Iran: Presidential Candidate in Charge of Executing Thousands in 1988 Massacre

Ebrahim Raisi is currently a member of the Assembly of Experts, general deputy at the Special Clerical Court and Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi, as reported by Al Arabiya on April 26, 2017. He is a 56-year-old conservative cleric who is relatively unknown to outside of Iran. Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi, the wealthiest charity in the Muslim world, and the organization in charge of Iran’s holiest shrine, Raisi is believed to be being groomed as the frontrunner to be Iran’s next supreme leader.

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Iran: Executions Continue in Iran

For decades, prisoners in Iran have been under great threat of being mistreated by the agents of the Iranian regime. Execution is a form of punishment that is accepted and favoured by the Iranian authorities and is often used as a way of suppressing the people. 

To intimidate the public, the authorities will often carry out hangings in public where several prisoners are executed together. Children and families are exposed to such scenes.

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Iran: 1988 Massacre Brought Back Into Focus

The Iranian regime is facing another crisis because of the pressure surrounding the 1988 massacre, in particular the litigation issues and those calling for justice for the victims. 

The text of Khomeini’s decree to the “death commission” has been released.

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Class Division Reaches Alarming Levels in Iran

In Iran economic inequality and class divisions has reached a point that is very concerning to many economic experts, as the class divide increases.

According to the state-run Tasnim News Agency, “Published statistics show that in recent years the financial power of the rich has increased in comparison to the power of the poor, under a variety of indexes,” The urban rich class’ spending for food has increased from 4.29 times more in 2013 to 4.77 times more in 2015.”

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Who is Hassan Rouhani?

IRAN: AUTHORITIES DESTROYING REMNANTS OF GRAVES OF 1988 MASSACRE VICTIMS

Iran: Stock Losers of Financial Firms Rally in Mashhad, 6 June 2017

Iran: Protest In Tehran, In front of Parliament against Credit Institutions, 6 June 2017