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Global Wikipedia edit-a-thon shines spotlight on the unsung women defending human rights around the world

Amnesty – Wikipedia enthusiasts from around the world are joining forces on 19 and 20 May 2018 to take part in a global edit-a-thon to shine a spotlight on extraordinary unsung women human rights defenders who have devoted their lives to fighting injustice.

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Nuclear weapons treaty exit on table as Iran gauges EU action on deal

Al-Monitor – While having granted Europe a chance to save the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran is in parallel mulling an exit from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in response to the US withdrawal from the JCPOA. Such a move would be accompanied with many legal complications but is nonetheless among the most likely …

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Iranian Canadian’s Widow Maryam Mombeini Hospitalized Two Months After Being Banned From Leaving Iran

CHRI – The wife of an Iranian Canadian academic who died in Iranian custody under suspicious circumstances in February 2018 was hospitalized for three days after exhibiting symptoms of a nervous breakdown.

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Local Police in Southern Iran Accused of Killing Two Protesters

CHRI – At least two people are suspected to have been killed and several wounded after police in the south-western Iranian city of Kazeroon opened fire on a crowd in front of a police station where their relatives were detained for protesting the planned partition of the city, a resident told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on …

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European Commission to Move to Block US Sanctions on Iran

VOA – The European Commission will initiate plans Friday to prohibit European companies from adhering to U.S. sanctions against Iran, a move to help keep the Iran nuclear agreement intact and to defend European corporate interests.

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