- Thursday, 28 November 2013 08:43
AFP: A UN General Assembly committee has agreed a landmark first resolution on women's rights defenders such as Malala Yousafzai. Iran, Russia, China and conservative Muslim states had sought to weaken the resolution passed by the assembly's human rights committee.
- Tuesday, 29 October 2013 02:34
AFP: An Iranian court has sentenced filmmaker and actress Pegah Ahangarani to 18 months in prison, her mother told ISNA news agency Monday, apparently for her social activities, political comments and interviews with foreign media.
- Saturday, 12 October 2013 02:02
The Independent: Recent reports of the Iranian Parliament passing a bill including a clause that will legalise and permit men to marry 13 year old girls is shocking and deplorable. It is a serious breach of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
- Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:12
AFP: "The execution of two Iranian women in Malaysia will have negative effect on our bilateral ties," Hassan Ghashghavi, deputy foreign minister in charge of consular affairs, was quoted as saying by official news agency IRNA.
- Wednesday, 18 September 2013 20:18
AFP: Prominent Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh told AFP on Wednesday she was in "good" condition after three years in prison, and that she would continue defending human rights.