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Rayhaneh, who was an interior decorator before her arrest, was 19 when Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi—a former intelligence officer and, at the time, a high-ranking member of Iran’s government—invited her to his home to discuss a decorating job. When she arrived, she was offered a fruit juice, which forensics later confirmed contained sedatives, that she refused to drink. After blocking a number of aggressive sexual advances, she took a knife from her bag and stabbed Sarbandi in the shoulder in an “act of self-defense.” Her attacker died from blood loss.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

More than 40 people were hanged in Iran in the first 22 days of this year, senior United Nations officials have just revealed. In a report just published on human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed and Christopher Heyns said there had been a surge in summary executions in Iran. Those put to death included a number of people accused of acting against national security. The two UN Special Raporteurs called on Tehran to put an immediate halt to any further hangings.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

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

Seven Kurdish activist in detention in Erbil

Following the new wave of Kurdish political executions in Iran, protests were organized in major capitals to condemn the executions. Rojahalti Kurds (Kurdish in Iran) marched in the streets of the cities of Mariwan and Saqiz under the harshest security conditions imposed on the Kurdish region of Iran by the Islamic Republic of Iran. Protests were also organized in Turkey and Iraq, particularly in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, best know as KRG.Read more

In October and November 2013, three Kurdish political prisoners,  Shirkoo Moarefi, Habibolah Golpariopur and Reza Ismaili were executed on charges of “acting against national security” in Kurdistan.   Sixteen Baluchi prisoners were also speedily executed in  Baluchistan.  In all cases, the victims’ attorneys had not even been notified of the planned executions.

In a recent analysis,  Shahed Alavi,  a Kurdish political analyst,  has criticized  large sections of the Iranian democratic opposition movement for not taking  a strong stance against these executions and in some cases...Read more

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

1-    As is the legitimate demand of the Iranian people, we respectfully request that the US State Department expressly condemn the recent wave of executions of Baluch, Kurdish, and Arab political prisoners and seek an urgent halt to such illegal and unjust practices in Iran.
2-    We ask the US Government to take the initiative in urging the UN Security Council and the UN Human Rights Council to send a fact finding mission to investigate the recent wave of executions in Iran and to report its findings to the UN Security Council for further action.
3-    To put maximum pressure...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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