Wednesday , 21 October 2020

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Iran’s disturbing record of juvenile executions over the past 40 years

shabtabnews – In a statement IOPHR sheds light on the disturbing record of juvenile executions in Iran by declaring “The regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran, not only has the highest number of executions in the world relative to its population, but according to some reports, the regime is also responsible for more than seventy-five percent of the global …

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USCIRF Releases New Report about Attacks against Houses of Worship and Religious Leaders in Burkina Faso

Shabtabnews – USCIRF Releases New Report about Attacks against Houses of Worship and Religious Leaders in Burkina Faso  Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new report on attacks against houses of worship and religious leaders in Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso Factsheet– In the context of the upcoming presidential election in Burkina Faso …

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USCIRF Releases Ritual Slaughter Factsheet Highlighting Range of Restrictions across Europe

Shabtabnews – Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new report on ritual slaughter laws and the range of restrictions across Europe: Ritual Slaughter Factsheet – This factsheet shows the spectrum of restrictions on ritual slaughter in Europe, and provides information on the impact that such regulations have on religious freedom in select …

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USCIRFexpresses concern in regards to Sunni arrests in Iran

Shabtabnews – In a twitter statmentt USCIRF expressed deep concern in regards to Sunni Muslims arrests by the Iranian regime. USCIRF is deeply concerned by a recent uptick in arrests of Sunni Muslims in #Iran, and calls on Iran's government to cease persecuting this religious minority. https://t.co/HnhOQ26aCH— USCIRF (@USCIRF) October 6, 2020

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IOPHR’s open letter to the UN Human Rights Rapporteur in regards to the critical situation of Mr. Behnam Mahjoubi

Shabtabnews – In an open letter the IOPHR draws the attentions of Javaid Rehmanthe the United Nations Human Rights Rapporteur for Iran to the “wave of widespread detentions, without any explanation from the Iranian security officials, and the emergence of a growing dissatisfaction amongst Iranian citizens. Especially, amongst the millions of Gonabadi Sufis.” The letter also points to the cases …

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House Passes Wexton’s Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act

Shabtabnews — Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton’s (D-VA) Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act passed the House of Representatives today on a bipartisan vote. Wexton’s legislation would require U.S. publicly listed companies to review and actively audit supply chains for forced labor. Recent reports implicate a number of U.S. companies in the Chinese government’s forced labor scheme carried out against ethnic Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur …

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US secretary of state condemns Iranian regimes’ Human Rights violations.

Shabtabnews – The US secretory of state in a twitter statement stated that “ Normal states do not violently suppress legitimate protests, jail their own citizens or those of other countries on specious charges, engage in torture, and impose severe restrictions on fundamental freedoms.” [email protected]: Normal states do not violently suppress legitimate protests, jail their own citizens or those of …

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IRF US Ambassador, Sam Brownback, welcomes the sanctioning of Iranian officials.

Shabtabnews – IRF US Ambassador, Sam Brownback, yesterday in a twitter statement welcomed the sanctioning of  several Iranian officials and entities for gross violations of human rights. The United States has sanctioned several Iranian officials and entities for gross violations of human rights, including denial of the right to liberty of those seeking to practice their faith.  Iran should respect the right …

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USCIRF applauds yesterday’s US Treasury action to sanction various pieces of Iran’s judicial system

shabtabnews -In a twitter statement the USCIRF applauds yesterday’s US Treasury action to sanction various pieces of #Iran‘s judicial system responsible for egregious violations of religious freedom. USCIRF applauds yesterday's @USTreasury action to sanction various pieces of #Iran's judicial system responsible for egregious violations of religious freedom. https://t.co/CR4zLEZPHd— USCIRF (@USCIRF) September 25, 2020 https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20200924_33…

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