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Iran: Scheduled execution of man arrested as teenager is an all-out assault on children’s rights

Amnesty – The planned execution on Wednesday morning of Mehdi Bohlouli, who was only a child at the time of the crime, just days after the hanging of another man arrested as a child, is a sickening act of cruelty that must be stopped immediately, said Amnesty International today. Mehdi Bohlouli was transferred to solitary confinement in Raja’i Shahr Prison in …

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Women’s Rights Activist Demands Rouhani Provide Reasons for His Exclusively Male Cabinet

CHRI – President Hassan Rouhani must explain why he didn’t nominate women to serve in his new cabinet, feminist researcher Nahid Tavasoli told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) in a recent interview. “Dr. Rouhani should explain why and based on what expedient principle did he decide not to reinstate [Vice President for Women and Family Affairs] Shahindokht Mowlaverdi?” …

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Political Prisoner Responds to “Dolled-Up” Evin Prison Visit by Foreign Ambassadors

CHRI – A political prisoner held in Evin Prison since 2009 has harshly criticized a state-organized “dolled-up” tour of the facility by a group of foreign diplomats in July 2017 that was used by state officials and media to gloss over the prison’s well–documented history of ongoing human rights violations. “When I saw your photos in the newspaper sitting under the trees [in the Evin Prison lawn], I wished those …

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Ahmadinejad camp brazenly assaults Iranian judiciary

Al-monitor — Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his inner circle have been at the center of a storm on the Iranian political stage in recent weeks, with senior aide Hamid Baghaei hurling brazen accusations of rights abuses at the judiciary. AUTHOR Fereshteh Sadeghi Baghaei, a former vice president for executive affairs, made the accusations on July 26 after being released from 18 days in …

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Beheading of IRGC fighter unites Iranians

Al-monitor  – Imagery of the decapitated body of Mohsen Hojjaji, a fighter from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) who was dispatched to Syria, surfaced on Iranian social media Aug. 9. Earlier, the Islamic State (IS) had shared video of Hojjaji’s capture on the Syrian-Iraqi border during a surprise attack that left a number of people dead. Iranian officials and social media users immediately sent their condolences …

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