03242019Sun

Flogging in public in Iran

By Pooya Stone

Iran Human Rights (IHR) has published its 11th annual report on the death penalty in Iran. The death penalty is still be used as a means of punishment in Iran and the rate of execution per capita is very worrying.

Iran is one of the few countries in the world that carries out executions in public – a practice that is ordered by the authorities and a practice that human rights organisations have constantly criticised.

human rights lawyer and activist Nasrin Sotoudeh

By Jubin Katiraie

Iran has finally published the sentenced of human rights lawyer and activist Nasrin Sotoudeh, which states that she will serve 26 years in prison and been given 148 lashes, in addition to the five years she’s already serving for espionage.

This is the second of two verdicts against her. It was published almost a month after judicial authorities sentenced Sotoudeh.

Christians in Iran

Iran Focus

London, 13 Mar - There are increased fears over the safety of Christians in Iran following the arrest of three more worshippers in Rasht, Gilan Province, during what activists describe as an "ongoing official campaign of repression" against the religious minority.

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), an advocacy group, explained that some of those arrested for merely practising their faith are from the Church of Iran, one of the largest evangelical church movements.

IRAN-HUMAN-RIGHTS-POSTER

By Jubin Katiraie

According to Amnesty International's R. Bahreini, the situation in Iran is only getting worse. No one is safe from being detained under vague laws that criminalize most forms of expression in Iran.

She says, “At the moment there is no sign from the Iranian authorities that they intend to improve their appalling human rights record in this area. We have noticed that people are determined to claim their rights more and more including workers, students and civil society activists, who are taking to the streets and to social media to express their demands.”

Javid Rahman The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran

By Jubin Katiraie

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran criticised the country’s human rights record at the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, citing its crackdown on protesters and execution of children.

Javaid Rehman, who was presenting his first report to the UNHRC since he took office in July, explained that he saw “worrying patterns of intimidation, arrest, prosecution, and ill-treatment” against labour rights activists and human rights defenders, who took part in the nationwide uprising, but also against lawyers who defended their rights to freedom of expression and assembly.

Iranian environmental activists who have been jailed since January

By Mehdi

It has been over 400 days since a group of nine environmental activists were arrested and charged with espionage in Iran. Now, one has died under suspicious circumstances in prison and eight are facing trumped-up national security charges, some of which result in the death penalty.

Public Execution in Iran

By Jubin Katiraie

Iran has executed at least 61 children in the past decade, according to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Iran in a new report published last week, in a horrific defiance of international law.

Javaid Rehman cited records that showed that at least six child offenders were executed in 2018, all of them between 14 and 17 at the time of the alleged crime. He noted that previous UN reports had showed a similar pattern, with 5 child offenders executed in 2017, 5 in 2016, 7 in 2015, and 13 in 2014. He advised that there are at least 85 children still on death row.

February 2019: Human rights situation in Iran

By Mehdi

Despite the immense domestic and international pressure that the Iranian ruling system is under, grave human rights abuses are still continuing.

During the month of February, there were a number of executions carried out, prisoners were denied medical care and prison conditions have been very concerning.

There were 12 reported executions carried out during February but the real number is much higher as many are carried out in secret.

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