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News: Iran human rights

Iran: Political Prisoners Fight Back Against Unfair Treatment

Iran: Political Prisoners Fight Back Against Unfair Treatment

Mahmoud Hakamian

October 10th marks the World Day Against the Death Penalty. In the first 6 months of this year, there have been 176 confirmed executions in Iranian prisons. Many of the prisoners who have been sentenced to death in Iran have committed crimes that do not warrant such a punishment. For example, many of the people that have been executed in the country were imprisoned for drug-related crimes.

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Amnesty: Iran Must Halt Execution of Juvenile Offender

Amnesty: Iran Must Halt Execution of Juvenile Offender

By Staff Writer

Amnesty International has called on Iranian authorities to halt today’s execution of a 24-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman who was sentenced to death at just 17, after a grossly unfair trial that included forced confessions and limited access to a lawyer.

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Iranian Prisoner of Conscience Denied Adequate Medical Care

Iranian Prisoner of Conscience Denied Adequate Medical Care

By Staff Writer

Arash Sadeghi, a human rights defender and prisoner of conscience, is a critically ill Iranian that has been imprisoned since June 2016 after being arrested in September 2014. He was arrested at his stationary shop with his wife and two friends by IRGC agents and was sentenced to 15 years in prison for “insulting the founder of the regime”, collusion against national security”, “spreading lies in cyberspace” and “propaganda against the state”.

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Iran Regime’s Horrific Crime Against Humanity

1988 Massacre-Iran Regime’s Horrific Crime Against Humanity

By Mohammad Sadat Khansari

The 1988 massacre in Iran is one of the most horrific atrocities of recent times. During the summer of that year, the then-Supreme Leader of Iran issued a fatwa ordering the execution of political prisoners and dissidents. Around 30,000 people were executed, most of them members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) – the main opposition to the Iranian regime.

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Iran Regime Continues Executions

Iran Regime Continues Executions

By Staff Writer

The Iranian regime is known for its suppression of the people of Iran and its blatant disregard of human rights.

International human rights organisations have called on the regime to stop its inhumane treatment of prisoners, its medieval forms of punishment, its repression, its censorship, and so on.

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