Saturday , 23 June 2018

Human rights

She defends the downtrodden. So Iran put her in jail.

washingtonpost – When  ROUHANI ran for president of Iran in 2013, he campaigned on the promise of promoting human rights and individual freedoms in a country that retained a strong authoritarian bent. Five years after his election, it is becoming clear that Mr. Rouhani has failed to deliver on these promises. Last week’s arrest of prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is …

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IHR Warns Against Execution of Ramin Hossein Panahi in Iran

Iran Human Rights – Iran Human Rights warns that the execution of the Kurdish political prisoner, Ramin Hossein Panahi, may be carried out in the next few days. IHR asks the judicial authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran to stop the execution immediately and overturn this inhumane verdict.

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Iranian women win big in fight over right to watch soccer games

Al-Monitor – After 40 years and some last-minute power plays and wrangling between President Hassan Rouhani’s administration and conservatives in the police force, Iranian women were allowed to enter Tehran’s Azadi stadium to watch a televised World Cup match, between Iran and Spain, alongside men.

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Iranian Lawyer Arrested For Claiming Executed Sufi Man’s Innocence

RFL/RE – Iranian authorities have arrested a lawyer for spreading “lies” after claiming that a Sufi man executed this week was wrongfully convicted of killing three police officers, local media report. The semiofficial Fars news agency said on June 20 that an arrest warrant was issued against Zeinab Taheri for making “false statements” and because of “her lies propagated online …

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