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Iran on U.N. women's agency is a travesty

November 09, 2010|By Gissou Nia, Special to CNN   The Iranian government still plans to execute Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a widow and mother of two whose stoning ... Read more

Iran steps up assault on female activists

October 11, 2010|By Gissou Nia, Special to CNN As Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited the U.N. General Assembly in New York last month, the spotlight was ... Read more

Iran: women on the frontline of the fight for rights

From the mother sentenced to death by stoning to the lawyer arrested for defending opposition activists, women are prominent symbols of Iran's struggle for democracy ... Read more

Iran criticized over executions

Human rights groups charge Ahmadinejad regime has used death penalty excessively. ... Read more

Staatliche Verbrechen im Iran (German)

Die Menschenrechtsorganisation "Iran Human Rights Documentation Center" hat in New York einen neuen bewegenden Bericht vorgelegt. Darin werden massive Menschenrechtsverletzungen seit der Wiederwahl des Präsidenten Ahmadinedschad am 12. Juni 2009 nachgewiesen. ... Read more

The Baha’i Community, Human Rights, and the Construction of a New Iranian Identity

February 27th, 2010 [Editor: Dr. Payam Akhavan is a Founder and Board Member of Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre: Payam Akhavan, LL.B., LL.M, S.J.D. (Professor, McGill University Faculty of Law): Payam Akhavan is Professor of International Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He earned his Doctorate from Harvard Law School and was previously Senior Fellow at Yale Law School and Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Toronto. He is the author of numerous publications and his 2001 article "Beyond Impunity" in the American Journal of International Law has been recognized as one of “the most significant published journal essays in contemporary legal studies.” See http://www.iranhrdc.org/httpdocs/English/boardmembers.htm] ... Read more

Silencing The Watchdog

Supporters of an Iran human-rights monitoring group ask why Washington turned off the funding spigot ... Read more

Die Verbrechen des iranischen Regimes (German)

Die renommierte iranisch-amerikanische Menschenrechtsorganisation Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) hat im September 2009 einen Bericht über Massenhinrichtungen in iranischen Gefängnissen, die im Juli 1988 stattgefunden haben, veröffentlicht. In diesem Bericht wird nachgewiesen, dass die Verantwortlichen des iranischen Regimes Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit begangen haben. Vergleichbare staatliche Verbrechen wurden am Internationalen Strafgerichtshof für das ehemalige Jugoslawien und für Ruanda behandelt ... Read more

Thousands march in Iran anti-government protests

The Washington Times By Barbara Slavin Sept 18, 2009 A group of regime supporters pushed through the crowds at one point and attacked former president Mohammad Khatami, ... Read more

Iran admits prisoner died from abuse

Radio Netherlands  Published on : 2 September 2009 - 4:26pm | By Hermione Gee For the first time since June's post-election riots, the Iranian government appears to ... Read more

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