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Portraits of 13 Iranian “prisoners of rights” outside of the UN

Inside Out Group Action, global participatory art project started by famed street artist and 2011 TED prize winner JR, posted the portraits of 13 Iranian ... Read more

A Former Iranian Political Prisoner on Human Rights in Iran

Originally posted at: Mehdi Arabshahi, was president of the largest student organization in Iran, the Daftar Tahkim Vahdat, and a former political prisoner who fled ... Read more

Iran's human rights abuses offer glimpse into Tehran's power struggle

Originally posted at: By Jonathan Hunt Published December 12, 2013 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ran for office as a moderate, and some observers believe the ... Read more

Iranian activists look for movement on women's rights

Originally published at: When Hassan Rouhani was elected as the new Iranian president three months ago, some of his pledges included strengthening international relations, ... Read more

Border Smuggling Rises in Iranian Kurdistan

Originally published at: SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq — Mohammad Karimi was driving his car between two towns in the mountainous region of western Iran on an evening in ... Read more

Can Tehran be trusted?

After decades of hostility, Iran wants to make amends. It may be too late for real change. ... Read more

Jailed in Iran: The Story of ex-Marine Amir Hekmati

Originally published at: by Azmat Khan On Aug. 29, 2011, 28-year-old former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati was getting ready to go to a feast to celebrate the end ... Read more

In Need of Moral Leadership for the Rights of Bahá’ís in Iran

Originally published at: by Reza Akhlaghi  |  on September 23rd, 2013     Ataollah Rezvani   Editor’s Note: Gissou Nia is Executive Director of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center. Prior to her ... Read more

The Sheikh of Terror

Originally published at: By SOHRAB AHMARI "The Diplomatic Sheikh" is what Western diplomats dubbed Hassan Rohani during his tenure from 2003 to 2005 as Iran's chief nuclear negotiator. ... Read more

Iranian President-Elect Sat on Assassination Council

Originally published at Iranian President-elect Hassan Rowhani sat on the secretive government council responsible for orchestrating the global assassination campaign against perceived enemies of the Islamic Republic of ... Read more

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