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Iran’s Revolution Guards hanged a girl 30 years ago as part of their attempt to purge the country of its Baha’i religious minority. In doing so, they created a martyr they fear to this day.
17-year-old Mona Mahmudnizhad was hanged by Iran's Revolutionary Guards in 1983 and has since become a hero of the country's persecuted Baha'i minority, of which she was a member.
Imagine a muscular bearded revolutionary with a machine gun. Now imagine him putting the hangman’s noose around the neck of a blindfolded 17-year-old girl. Her heinous crime? Teaching Sunday school for children. And...Read more

Rouhani is the man whose approach to fight poverty in Iran was to give out food baskets to the poor, a strategy that ended in chaos and humiliation.

In addition to supporting the war in Syria and ignoring the people’s economic struggles, capital punishment is surging in Iran.
More than 10 people per week have been executed in Iran since the beginning of 2014.Read more

For the third consecutive day, low-income Iranian families lined up Tuesday in harsh winter weather outside government–run distribution centers to pick up free food parcels.  Everyone who makes less than 5 million rials per month -- the equivalent of about $200 -- is entitled to one food basket; however many farmers, villagers and millions of uninsured labourers are deprived fro the handout.  This is an initiative by the new government to substitute Ahmadinejad-era cash handouts with essential food items imported from India (rice) and Turkey  (chicken).  Apparently, these items are...Read more

Iran Human Rights, December 10: Iranian authorities moved two prominent Ahwazi Arab prisoners from Karoun Prison to an undisclosed location on 7 December, prompting fears they could be executed.

Iran Human Rights calls for the Iranian authorities to immediately overturn the death sentences of the men, who were subjected to torture and unfair trials that have been condemned by several UN experts. IHR’s appeal comes just days after four other Ahwazi Arab prisoners were taken from Karoun Prison and executed.Read more

On December 10, 1948, UNGA adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaiming its principles as the “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.” Following, UNGA created the mandate of High Commissioner for the promotion and protection of all human rights. The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, adopted by the World Conference, marked the beginning of a renewed effort in the protection and promotion of human rights and is regarded as one of the most significant human rights documents of the past quarter century.

All Iranians are Equal, but some Iranians are moreEqual

The United Nations General Assembly passed another resolution on the situation of human rights in Iran. The Resolution (UN document A/C.3/68/L.57) was passed on the 1 November, 2013, with a vote of 83 in favor, 36 against, and 62 abstentions. Guided by the two most prominent international human rights law treaties, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the Resolution follows a list of resolutions against Iran for its various systematic human rights violations since its inception following the 1979 revolution. The 45...Read more

Call to protest against the recent surge of executions of political prisoners in Iran 

Thus, we also appeal to the freedom-loving people of Washington capital Region to participate
in a protest organized for this sombre occasion, to be held on

Tuesday 12 November 2013

11:00 AM to 03:00 PM in front of the:

US Department of State
 2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520
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Supporters of freedom!
Defenders of human rights!

Once again, the reactionary and inhumane regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran has shamelessly and fearlessly embarked on a new wave of killings and executions of innocent and brave sons and daughters of this country.
 
In recent weeks and months, the regime has begun a new wave of executions of political prisoners- and it seems that - the killing machine will likely to continue. This is whilst the new government of Rouhani had promised the betterment of general conditions for all Iranians, especially the oppressed...Read more

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