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Disband the Revolutionary Courts in Iran (Video)

Iran Human Rights – Almost four decades after the Iranian revolution, the Islamic Revolutionary courts are still playing a major role in the Iranian judiciary system. According to IHR records, from 2010 to 2016, more than 3000 people have been executed by the Islamic Revolutionary Courts. Suppressing protests, arresting activists, long-term prison sentences, capital punishment, and repression and assault of …

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IRAN: HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL SHOULD RENEW THE MANDATE OF THE UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON IRAN AMID WORSENING HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD

Amnesty – Written Statement to UN Human Rights Council thirty-seventh session: Amnesty International is concerned at the scale of human rights violations in Iran perpetrated against the backdrop of the country’s improving relations with the international community. The Iranian authorities have continued to use the death penalty against juvenile offenders at a pace that appears to be accelerating; heavily suppressed …

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Iranians Debate Use of Violence Against Security Forces After Clashes With Sufi Gonabadis Leave Three Dead

CHRI – Clashes among members of a predominantly peaceful minority faith in Iran and security forces have resulted in a discussion on social media among Iranians about the use of violence as a form of self-defense. “Mr. Dervish! There is no common ground between peaceful protest, sticks and Molotov cocktails. Don’t become fodder for this fire. Smoke from this fire …

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Seven Rights Activists Denied Legal Counsel After Being Arrested by Iran’s Intelligence Ministry

CHRI – Seven civil rights activists detained in Evin Prison since February 1, 2018, have been denied access to legal counsel, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. A source with firsthand knowledge of the cases identified the detainees as Behnam Mousivand, Shima Babaei, Dariush Zand, Saeed Eghbali, Saeed Seifijahan, Mahmoud Masoumi and Nader Afshari. “They are …

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Iranian film on Tehran’s role in Syria war creates controversy

Al-Monitor – Iranian director Ebrahim Hatamikia‘s “Damascus Time” is the first major Iranian film about the country’s presence in Syria. Ever since its first screening at Iran’s Fajr International Film Festival in February, the film has caused controversy, both for its take on the subject and its artistic value.

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