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Saeed Malekpour: A Canadian on Iran’s death row

By Olivia Ward Foreign Affairs Reporter Evin Prison Ward 350 The pain bores through the night like a red hot needle: a torturer’s tool embedded in the body and ... Read more

Iran’s “heroic struggle to reclaim its lost humanity”

This is the testimony McGill international law professor Payam Akhavan is delivering to the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade today at 16:15. It includes a cogent argument against military strikes on Iran. ... Read more

Please support the Iranian people in their struggle for human rights – DONATE NOW

Dear IHRDC Valued Supporter, 2011 was a watershed year for human rights. The global community witnessed the people of the Arab world and beyond rise up ... Read more

Pushed Back to Square One

A Huffington Post piece by Shadi Sadr, director of Justice for Iran and IHRDC legal contributor, on why Iran's new Islamic penal code will negatively further impact Iran's women and why the international community should not stay silent. ... Read more

Lessons From 1979 Iran for Libya -- Seek Justice, Not Vengeance

The news that both Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam and Abdullah al-Senussi, Libya's former intelligence chief, were captured alive last week was both a surprise ... Read more

CT NOW's Activist of the Month Award Goes To Gissou Nia

November 2011 CT NOW’s Activist of the Month Award Goes To: Gissou Nia Gissou Nia was chosen for Activist of the Month for November because of the amazing ... Read more

Canada: Haven of choice for Iran's elite

In response to the alarming Nov. 8 UN report on Iran's nuclear program, Foreign Minister John Baird condemned the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regime as “a significant ... Read more

A Darker Horizon: The Assassination of Shapour Bakhtiar

Source: by DAN GEIST 06 AUG 2011 15:11 PBS Frontline Tehran Bureau On the 20th anniversary of the opposition leader's murder, a comprehensive look at the details and the ... Read more

Obama Administration Targets Two More Iranian Officials

Obama Administration Targets Two More Iranian Officials for Sanctions, Including Prosecutor of US Hikers ... Read more

Iran's attacks on human rights lawyers

December 21, 2010 | By Gissou Nia, Special to CNN Starting this week, several of Iran's most prominent women's rights activists, including Nobel Peace Prize laureate ... Read more

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