Iran: A Young Prisoner and a shocking illegal death sentence

Editor 20 April 2018

by Staff writer, SF
On Wednesday, April 18, Kamran Hamzeh, Iranian regime’s prosecutor in the city of Hamadan announced the execution of Behnam Varmazyar in the city's main prison.
The state-run ISNA news agency quoting him wrote: “After resolving legal issues of the case, the death sentence was carried out.”

Iran Continues its Many Human Rights Abuses

Navid Felker 17 March 2018

 by Navid  Felker

The late Asma Jahangir, in her last report in August 2017, as Special Rapporteur to the UN, was very concern about the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

When compared to to the year before the alarming and deteriorating situation in Iran was revealed. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have documented
a similar trend in human rights violations in Iran.

Human Rights Watch criticises Iran over abuse of protesters

Editor 15 March 2018

by Staff writer, SF
Human Rights Watch has decried IRan for its treatment of a religious minority that has been peacefully protesting for the release of its imprisoned members and defending the house of their leader.

The human rights organisation reports that over 300 members of the Dervish Muslim community were arrested in late February after the Iranian authorities violently tried to break up a peaceful protest, which had been organised after a crackdown on the religious order.

UN Human Rights Council denounces Iran for abuses

Armin Baldwin 13 March 2018

by Armin Baldwin
The United Nations Human Rights Council has called on the Iranian Regime to respect human rights, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
On Monday, the chair of the Special Procedures Committee at the UNHRC, said that the Iranian Regime must stop retaliating against the Iranian people who are cooperating with international human rights mechanisms and must allow the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran to enter the country to carry out their mandate.

The Women of Iran Were Failed by FIFA, after 35 Detained at Soccer Match

Armin Baldwin 09 March 2018

 by Armin Baldwin

In January, Saudi Arabia lifted its long-standing ban on women in stadiums. This was good news for female fans, especially with the excitement over the World Cup coming up in Russia.

Meanwhile, in Iran, women continue to be barred from watching matches in stadiums, and if they attempt to, are detained by police. Still, Iranian women are enthusiastic soccer and volleyball fans.

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